Longsuffering is love on trial.
It enables you to forbear and forgive others
As with the other manifestations of spiritual fruit, you can't produce it in yourself. The
ability to be longsuffering comes from the Holy Spirit
and by loving God's law.
Longsuffering is also be referred to as
patience. Patience is being mild, gentle, and constant in all circumstances. The real test of patience is not in
waiting, but in how one acts while he or she is waiting. A person who has developed patience will
be able to put up with things without losing his or her temper. Scripture tells us in
"But let patience have her perfect
work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting (lacking) nothing." Reaching
this point is definitely a process which takes a lot of practice. However, we can
learn to enjoy life where we are while we are waiting for what we desire.
||"I beseech you that
ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering,
forbearing one another in love."
|II Timothy 4:2
||"Preach the word;
be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all
longsuffering and doctrine."
|II Peter 3:9
||"The Lord is not
slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering
toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
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