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The quality of forbearance and self-control which shows itself particularly in a willingness to wait upon God and his will. Believers are called upon to be patient in their expectations of God’s actions, and in their relationships with one another.

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God’s patience

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The patience of Jesus Christ

1 Timothy 1:16 CEB
But this is why I was shown mercy, so that Christ Jesus could show his endless patience to me first of all. So I’m an example for those who are going to believe in him for eternal life.
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Other examples of patience

the Thessalonian believers; Abraham; Job

The churches of Asia Minor:


Patience is part of the fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22 CEB
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
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God’s people should exercise patience

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People who need particular patience

Christian leaders

2 Timothy 4:2 CEB
Preach the word. Be ready to do it whether it is convenient or inconvenient. Correct, confront, and encourage with patience and instruction.
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Christian masters

Ephesians 6:9 CEB
As for masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Stop threatening them, because you know that both you and your slaves have a master in heaven. He doesn’t distinguish between people on the basis of status.

Patience is necessary in church life

Ephesians 4:2 CEB
Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love,
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God’s word is to be received with patience

Hebrews 13:22 CEB
I urge you, brothers and sisters, to put up with this message of encouragement, since I’ve only written a short letter to you!
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Patience is a characteristic of love

1 Corinthians 13:4 CEB
Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant,

Patience is an aspect of faith and hope


David waits for the Lord to act on his behalf:

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