Unlike the other fruits of the Spirits, the word Patience isn’t in Scripture much, only 20 times. But the act of Patience exists a great deal. Patience according to world had 3 different definitions;
1.the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
2. an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay:
3. quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence:
What is the Holy Bible definition of peace? The first the word Patience is written the writer King Solomon says Patience is being fast & haughtiness, & he should know, cause the Lord gave Solomon more wisdom than any man.
Of course King Solomon knew patience is better then being haughty or just real fast & demanding everything here & now. There are 2 examples from scripture were someone or people had no patience & something no good came from it. In the Book of Exodus chapter 32, is a good story of God’s people being inpatient & the suffering that comes from. The former Hebrew slaves & followed Moses from Egypt & they all heard how God was gonna give them a land flowing with milk & honey. While Moses the deliverer, who God had sent as an instrument to set Israel free. They had trust in Moses more than the Lord & their patience was tested when he was gone & away from them for a very long time, longer than a month, so they made this statement;
Exodus 32:1 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.”
Moses was done with having receiving the 2 tablets of stone with the Commandments of God written on them, the Lord had told Moses He heard noise the Israelite putting of was sin & they were disobey one the commandments written by God’s finger,
As Moses made his way down the mountain, the noise of sin got louder & when he finally saw them & became completely angry. In the impatience ways, he had saw them worshipping a golden calf that did set them free of slavery. It was an empty image of a god that they had seen & saw their Egyptian worshiping. The Egyptians were haughty spirit people , their Hebrews slaves wanted a physically touchable god also, so they made one. So Moses in his anger, threw the tablets with God’s 10 commandments on the mountain ground & they broke into many pieces. Then Moses divided the Israelite into 2 groups of people, those who were patient enough & worship the true God, Moses allowed those people to live. Those who haughty Moses ordered they be put to death & 3,000 people died that day, that is kinda harsh for impatient people. Patience is virtue & scripture repeats that good things come to those who wait on God to fulfill His promise rather than provide it for ourselves. Comparing the virtues of a patient farmer ,that by waiting for his crop to produce fruit and vegetable to that of the faithful Christian waiting patiently for the return of our Lord;
James 5:7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.8 You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.
The Scripture tells us we should be like the Lord & He is full of patience & longsuffering, He is very patient & has always desire to bring us home & spend forever together forever without living in a world of death & sin. He is very patient & waiting for many people to turn to Him. It is best or us as God’s children to have His characteristics. God bless you all, Happy Sabbath. The Lord God loves you & so do I. Amen! Sam H.
1 Peter 2:20 For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God.