"Merciful and gracious is Jehovah; Slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He does not recriminate forever, nor does he always keep anger. He has not done to us according to our iniquities, nor has he paid us according to our sins.For as the height of the heavens on the earth, increased his mercy on those who fear him.
How far east is from the west, it has kept our rebellions away from us.
As the father has compassion on the children, Jehovah pities those who fear him, because he knows our condition; He remembers that we are dust. "
(PSALM 103: 8-14.)
THE CLEMENTED AND MERCIFUL GOD
"You alone are Jehovah; you made the heavens, and the heavens of the heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is in it, the seas and all that is in them … But they provoked you to anger, and they rebelled against you, yecharon your law behind their backs.
But they came back and cried again to you, and you from the heavens heard them and according to your mercies many times you freed them.
You admonished them to turn to your law; But they were filled with pride, and did not hear your commandments, but they sinned against your standards, which if man fulfills them, he will live in them; they rebelled, hardened their neck, and did not listen.
You endured them for many years, and you testified with your Spirit through your prophets, but they did not listen; Therefore you gave them into the hands of the peoples of the earth. But by your great mercy you did not consume them, nor forsake them; because you are a gracious and merciful God. "
(NEHEMIAH 9: 6,26,28-31.)
THE LORD IS WAITING
"For thus says the Lord Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel: At rest and in rest you will be saved; in quietness and confidence will be your strength. and you did not accept … With all that, Jehovah will wait to grant you his grace, and, therefore, he will be exalted to pity you; because Jehovah is a God of justice; blessed are those who wait for him. "(ISAIAH 30: 15,18.)
GREAT IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS
"Jehovah's graces are not over, his mercies have not been exhausted.
New are every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Good is the Lord for those who wait for him, for the soul that seeks him.
It is good to wait in silence for Jehovah's salvation. "
(LAMENTATIONS 3: 22-26.)
THE DAY OF THE LORD
"The Lord does not delay his promise, as some count slackness; but he is patient with us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night; in which the heavens will disappear with a great noise, and the burning elements will be destroyed, and the earth and the works that are in it will be burned. Since all these things have to be undone, what kind of people must you be in your holy conduct and in piety, waiting and hastening the coming of God's day, in which the skies, lighting, will be undone, and the elements, being burned, they will melt! "
(2ST PEDRO 3: 9-12.)
THE PATIENCE OF GOD-OUR OPPORTUNITY
"Wherefore, beloved, being in expectation of these things, be diligent to be found by him without blemish and blameless, in peace, and consider that the long-suffering of our Lord is for salvation."
(2ST PEDRO 3: 14-15.)
HAVE HOPE HOPE
"Be patient until the coming of the Lord.
See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently until he receives the early and late rain. Have you also patience, and strengthen your hearts; because the coming of the Lord is near. "(JAMES 5: 7-8.)
THE SOURCE OF PATIENCE
"Because the things that were written in the past, for our teaching were written, so that through patience and the consolation of the Scriptures, we have hope. And may the God of patience and consolation give you one mind according to Christ Jesus, so that with one voice you may unanimously glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. "
(ROMANS 15: 4-6.)
THE PATIENCE OF JOB
"Then Job got up, tore his cloak, shaved his head, bowed to the ground in humble adoration, and said: Naked I came out of my mother's womb, and naked I will go back there. Jehovah gave it to me, and Jehovah took it from me; may the name of Jehovah be blessed. In all this Job did not sin, nor did He attribute any nonsense to God. "(JOB 1: 20-22.)
A NEW SONG
"Patiently I waited on the Lord, bowed down to me, and heard my cry. He pulled me out of the pit of despair, from the muddy mud; He fastened my feet on a rock, and consolidated my steps.
Then he put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see this, and they will fear, and they will trust in the Lord. "(PSALM 40: 1-3.)
PATIENCE IN AFFLICTION
"Take as an example of affliction and patience the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. See how happy we are for those who suffer. I have seen the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is very merciful and compassionate "(James 5: 10-11).
THE TRIAL OF FAITH
"Be joyful when you find yourself in various trials, knowing that the trial of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its complete work, so that you may be perfect and complete, without missing anything. "
(SANTIAGO 1: 2-4.)
SERVANTS OF THE LORD
"Rather, we recommend ourselves in everything as God's ministers, in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in straits; enazotes, in jails, in tumults, in jobs, in sleepless nights, in fastings; in purity, in knowledge, in long-suffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in sincere love … as unknown, but well-known; as dying, but behold, we live; as punished, but not delivered to death; as saddened, but always joyful; as needy, but enriching many; as having nothing, but possessing everything. "
(2 CORINTHIANS 6: 4-6,9-10.)
SHARING THE GLORY OF GOD
"We glory in the hope of the glory of God.
And not only this, but we also rejoice in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces patience; and patience, proven character, and proven character, hope; and hope does not embarrass; for the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. "(ROMANS 5: 2-5.)
JOYFUL IN HOPE
"In what requires diligence, not lazy; fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; joyful in hope; suffered in the tribulation, constant in prayer. "(ROMANS 12: 11-12.)
THE REWARDED PATIENCE
"Because God is not unjust to forget your work and the work of love that you have shown towards his name, having served the saints and still serving them. But we desire that each one of you show the same request until the end, for full certainty of hope, so that you do not become lazy, but imitators of those who by faith and patience inherit the promises. "(HEBREWS 6: 10-12.)
LIVE AS IT IS WORTHY OF THE LORD
"We do not cease to pray for you, and to ask you to be filled with the full knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual intelligence, so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, pleasing him in everything, bearing fruit in every good work, and growing in the full knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to the power of his glory, for all patience and long-suffering; with joy giving thanks to the Father who made us fit to partake of the inheritance of the saints in light. "(COLOSSIANS 1: 9-12.)
BE PATIENTS TO ALL
"We also beg you … to encourage those of little courage, to sustain the weak, that no one returns to another evil for evil; Before that, always follow each other with each other, and for all. "(1ST THESSALONIANS 5: 14-15.)
DO NOT DEFLOCATE
"Let us not get tired, then, of doing good; because in time we will reap, if we do not lose heart. So, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all. "(Galatians 6: 9-10.)
LOVE IS PATIENT