“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” Hebrews 10:36
Text: Hebrew 10:36-39
Patience is an important virtue in life that all friends of Jesus must have. According to an English Dictionary, Patience is defined as the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
Praise was in the Junior High School in town. One day, their teacher came to school with some gift items. Immediately other students sighted what he brought they started shouting and pushing one another in order to get the items he brought.
Some of them sustained injuries. It was interesting that Praise never joined them and the teacher noticed this; he reserved one of the gifts and gave it to him, just because he was patient. You need to exercise patience with God whenever you ask for anything in prayer. Believe His promises and He will surely bring the answer your way. Patience is also required in school, home and in the church of God.
There are great rewards for those who are patient. They include: recognition by God; mercy from the Lord and living with the Lord forever. However, a sinner does not have the trait of patience. You can come to God, He will save and give you power to become a patient child.
Prayer for today
Heavenly Father, grant me the virtue of patience.