Welcome back to our Fruit of Spirit Series.
Today, we are going to start talking about Patience.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
The Waiting of Patience:
Psalms 27:14 (NIV)
14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.
Psalms 37:7 (NIV)
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Lamentations 3:25-26 (NIV)
25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.
Romans 8:25 (NIV)
25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Psalms 130:5-6 (NIV)
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
6 My soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
Isaiah 26:8 (NIV)
8 Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws,
we wait for you;
your name and renown
are the desire of our hearts.
Isaiah 30:18 (NIV)
18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
he rises to show you compassion.
For the LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!
The Work of Patience
James 1:2-4 (NIV)
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)
but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.