Reflecting on God’s Word …

James 5:7-11 NLT
[7] Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. [8] You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near. [9] Don’t grumble about each other, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. For look-the Judge is standing at the door! [10] For examples of patience in suffering, dear brothers and sisters, look at the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. [11] We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.


Be Patient as you wait for the Lord’s return!

Patience is a virtue. That phrase is used a lot especially when it’s lacking. Waiting is hard and it’s one of the primary ways God teaches us to depend on Him — it builds patience! One thing that happens when we lack patience is that we begin to grumble and have problems with others especially those we have a commonality with.

Working on patience will help our interpersonal relationships.