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Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Rewards of Patience

Patience leads to earthly benefits.
"The Lord restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before." (Job 42:10)

Patience provides us a better end than the present.
"God will render to each one according to his deeds: eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality." (Romance 2:6-7)

Patience wins the approval of God.
"What credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God." (1 Peter 2: 20)

Patience perfects our character.
"Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect." (James 1:4)

Patience gives us hope.
"Whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of Scriptures might have hope." (Romans 15:4)

Patience provides us with God's power.
"Walk worthy of the Lord,... strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy." ( Colossians 1:10)

Patience enables us to inherit God's promises.
"Do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises." (Hebrews 6:11-12)

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