I saw this illustration and thought, this is appropriate yet good things come to those who do more than sweat. Good things come to those who work hard, who put others first, and good things come to those who put God first. Yup, we are digging into some Biblical truth. Are you ready?
If we focus on the words, "Good things come to those who", you'll think of patience and the Bible is full of truths about patience and its importance in our lives.
Let's take a look at a few, which verse stands out to you the most?
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy,
it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Be joyful in hope,
patient in affliction,
faithful in prayer.
Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest
if we do not give up.
But if we hope for what we do not yet have,
we wait for it patiently.
Better a patient person than a warrior,
one with self-control than one who takes a city.
Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise,
as some understand slowness.
Instead he is patient with you,
not wanting anyone to perish,
but everyone to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9
May the God who gives
endurance and encouragement
give you the same attitude of mind
toward each other that Christ Jesus had.
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends:
With the Lord a day is like a thousand years,
and a thousand years are like a day.
2 Peter 3:8
Preach the word;
be prepared in season and out of season;
correct, rebuke and encourage--
with great patience and careful instruction.
2 Timothy 4:2
But the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
I am coming soon.
Hold on to what you have,
so that no one will take your crown.
Which verse stood out to you and why?
Lisa M Buske
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