Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

James 5:7-9
Be Patient and Persevering
7 "Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. 8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
9 Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned.[a] Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!"

In Matthew Henry's Commentary on The Whole Bible he writes,
"The Christian patience is not a mere yielding to necessity, as the moral practice of some philosophers was, but it is a humble acquiescence in the wisdom and will of God, with an eye to a future glorious recompense."


  1. I am moved by this definition of patience - thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Great words to remember, Theresa! And thanks for the commentary...humble acquiescence...very profound. Happy iFellowship and Happy Wednesday!

  3. thanks for sharing this today! i'm needing some patience for a few things in my life right now.

  4. Such wonderful words to live by, and humility is the key to being a faithful friend, always esteeming the other more than our self, hugs my precious friend, Barbara

  5. What really stands out to me is... "NOT GRUMBLING!" I can be patient... but often WITH grumbling... I can lose my patience... then I the need to grumble has past! I find it hard to do both at the same time!!!! LOL Lord help me!!

  6. Thank-you for these wonderful words of wisdom! Being patient is so difficult! I am continually needing the reminder to allow the fruit of patience to grow in my life!

  7. Thanks I needed to be reminded of the definition of patience...oh not grumbling, well got to work on that one

  8. I had to stop and read these verses a few times and ponder on them.

    I am thinking about what it means to "establish our hearts."

    I appreciate the commentary too! Thank you Theresa! Have a blessed evening


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