Patience of God

Patience of God

The Patience of God Patience is an aspect of God's goodness and mercy but distinct from both. God, the greatest goodness, is the mildest; true goodness is always accompanied by mildness. The mildness increases with the degree of goodness. Who is more holy and humble than Christ? God's patience is a branch...of His mercy: "The Lord is kind and slow to wrath" (Psa 145:8). Divine patience is God's ability of self-control, which allows Him to endure with the wicked and delay punishing them for so long. "The Lord is slow to wrath and strong in power," says Nahum 1:3.  A prince who can control his emotions is a king over himself and his subjects. Because of his immense might, God is slow to rage. He wields the same power over Himself as He does over His creatures". God's patience is the quality that allows Him to suffer tremendous injuries without retaliating right away. He possesses both the power of patience and the power of justice. Longsuffering is a quality of the LORD" (Num 14:17). As a result, His "strength" of self-control is His "longsuffering." "The God of Patience" is a term used to describe a person who (Rom 15:5). One of His virtues is patience. Remember God's immense tolerance and longsuffering with yourself when you're tempted to be disgusted by another's dullness or to seek revenge on someone who has wronged you. God's patience with the world today is amazing. People are sinning with a heavy hand on all sides. God is publicly disregarded, and the heavenly Law is trodden underfoot. Yet, surprisingly, He does not strike down those who defy Him so blatantly. The contemplation of this divine excellency softens our hearts, eases our consciences, and teaches us the "patience of saints" in the school of holy experience. Namely, surrender to the divine will and perseverance in good works. Let us diligently seek grace to imitate God's greatness. Christ encourages us to love our adversaries, bless those who curse us, and do good to those who hate us in the immediate context of this scripture. God suffered from the wicked for a long time despite their numerous transgressions; do we want to be retaliated for single wrongdoing?


Scriptures

"Put on, therefore, bowels of mercy, kindness, humility of mind, meekness, and longsuffering as the elect of God, holy and beloved" (Col 3:12).  


"Be perfect, therefore, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect" (Mat 5:48).


"Therefore, like lovely children, be followers of God" (Eph 5:1).

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