The Power of Patience
Would you take God's word and turn to James chapter one. James is one of the most straight forward men in all of the Bible. He never minces words. If you want to know what James is thinking he'll be very happy to tell you and of course he tells you by divine inspiration. Tonight brother James is going to talk to us about patience and I want to talk to you about the purpose and power of patience or patience perfect work. James chapter one, verse one. James, a servant of God and of our Lord and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations. That literally means, various trials. Knowing this, that the trying of the testing of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with be wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all of his ways.
That's James chapter one, turn to the last chapter of James now, James chapter five, James begins this work on testing and trial talking about patience and he ends it talking about patience. I begin in James chapter five, verse seven. Be patient therefore brethren unto the coming of the Lord.
We sung tonight about the coming of the Lord, but he says be patient therefore brethren unto the coming of the Lord. Behold the husbandman, that means the farmer waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth and hath long patience for it until he received the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient, establish your hearts for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Grudge not one against another brethren lest ye be condemned, b ...
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