James states that we are to be patient until the coming of the Lord.  That means it is not forever.  He is coming and we are just to wait for Him.  I have a little funny saying, “meanwhile back in the jungle.” We are not to find ourselves completely at home here in this world.
God uses the comparison of a farmer planting seed and patiently waiting for the time of harvest. He can’t harvest prematurely. James says that the coming of the Lord is at hand.  Now I am sure some of the Christians have to be more patient than others when they live in persecution.
Then there is in the phrase that there is One who judges all.
Now we have the prophets as an example of patient.  The one I think of is Jeremiah.  Serving God took a lot of patience.  He went through a lot to serve the Lord.
The last I will mention is Job.  We know history.  But he came through but it took a lot of patience.
Written by Pastor Curt Darling

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