| an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or
annoyance in waiting; quiet perseverance; even-tempered care; composure,
stability, self-possession; submissiveness;
-Adj. bearing misfortune, provocation, annoyance, delay, hardship, pain,
etc., with fortitude and calm and without complaint, anger, or the like;
quietly persevering or diligent, esp. in detail or exactness; having or
showing the capacity for endurance.
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
In your patience possess ye your souls.
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
I Corinthians 13:4-7
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the
knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
I Thessalonians - 5:14
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of
I Timothy 3:2-3
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
I Timothy 6:11
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
I Peter 1:5-6
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
Biblical Examples of Patience
Isaac toward the people of Gerar, Gen. 26:15-22
Moses, Ex 16:7,8
Job, Job 1:21 and James 5:11
David with Saul - I Samuel 24:3-21
Joseph with Mary - Matthew 1:19
Stories on Patience
Washington's Rules of Civility
To the Little Girl Who Wriggles - Laura Richards
The King and His Hawk - Baldwin
The Frogs and the Well - Aesop
The Magic Thread
The Cattle of the Sun (Odyssey)
For Everything there is a Season - Ecclesiastes
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