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    Bible Study: Why Patience Is a Virtue

     

    Patience, also known as long-suffering, is not an easy thing to embrace and is not as enjoyable as many of the other fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5). Long-suffering is to suffer long, which no one wants to do, but there is some glory in suffering. The Bible teaches us that patience produces perseverance and character. It’s not easy growing in long-suffering, but it strengthens us and helps us to be more Christ-like.

     

    Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. (Romans 5:3-5)

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)

     

    Patience can also teach us gratitude when we have to wait on something. We appreciate and value our blessings when they come because they don’t happen overnight; they’re more valuable when it’s a longer process. The definition of patience is “…the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” In trials, waiting and suffering, we obtain endurance and maturity in our faith.

     

    …If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us. (2 Timothy 2:12)

     

    Here are some verses to hold onto hope and learn the secret of contentment in being patient with the Lord—when waiting on answers to come, when needing deliverance, while waiting to be healed and in any area in which we are “waiting.” Remember, the Bible says our strength is renewed when we wait on the Lord (Isaiah 40), just like our muscles grow when there is resistance and pressure. We will see good results when we trust God in patience. Amen?

     

     

    Bible Verses to Read While Your Patience Is Being Tested

    1. “Love is patient, love is kind.” (1 Corinthians 13:14)

    2. “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2)

    3. “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2)

    4. “Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” (Proverbs 14:29)

    5. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:12)

    6. “Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.” (Proverbs 16:32)

    7. “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14)

    8. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3:12)

    9. “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14)

    10. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)

     

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    PI Girls, what do you do when your patience is being tested? Do you find it challenging?

    Christi Given
    Christi Givenhttp://www.christigiven.com
    Christi Given is a former Trinity Broadcasting Network host for the JUCE TV NETWORK, and has been featured on the Hillsong Channel. Her passion is to reach the youth with the Gospel and her music. Given has been writing for Project Inspired since 2011, and hopes to encourage the younger generation in their faith.

    2 COMMENTS

    1. Another good verse is Isaiah 40:31~ “Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.”

    2. This post is really helpful!! I’m a very very impatient person, and seeing patience as a required virtue has opened my eyes. Thank you for sharing all those scriptures, I will keep them all in mind!

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