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The Patience of a Saint, or Not

Rachel Chimits
May 8, 2020

The Bible lists patience as one of the fruits of the Spirit, but how important is it actually and how do we cultivate this virtue?

George Washington is often featured in the history books as an elderly gent with a long-suffering expression as he stares vaguely but benevolently out at a cast of soldiers or politicians.

Ephesians 4:1-2

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.

James 5:7

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.