What the Bible Says About Patience

Bible Summary. Patience is essential to our salvation. The Bible says that hope is needed to be patience. For Christians it is our hope in Jesus Christ that brings patience. If we have no hope, we have no need for patience. Patience is also closely aligned with love as well as hope. Love is full of patience and hope. Just as God is a God of love, He desires for us to love Him as well as others. With God being a God of love, He is also patient. God is patiently waiting on us to come around to His way of thinking. Patience is essential to our salvation. Once we accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, patience is required to enable us to maintain our hope in God’s promises and to keep Jesus as the Lord of our lives. See below for more commentary and Biblical advice on the virtue of patience.

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The Bible Says That Hope is Needed To Be Patience.

If you have no hope, you will not have any patience. This is self-evident in that if you have no hope or purpose, why wait? Why suffer? Just give up. Romans 8:25 advises us that patience comes only for us hoping in things not seen.

Romans 8:5, “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.”

The Bible Says True Love Is Patient.

True love is patient because it bears through any circumstances and never changes. Circumstances can change, people can change, but true love never changes. No matter what the adversity, true love can bear it. 1st Corinthians 13:7 advises us that love, hope, and patience are intertwine.

1st Corinthians 13:7, “Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”

The Bible Says That Patience is a Characteristic of God.

Many of us have heard the expression that “I am waiting on God”, but it is really the other way round. God is waiting on us to come around to His kind of thinking. God loves us and has made many promises to mankind. He desires to bless us. 2nd Peter 3:9 advises us that God is patiently waiting for us to repent and come back to Him.

2nd Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

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The Bible Says That Patience is Needed To Be Saved.

The Bible has a lot to say about patience. Patience is a lot more than just a nice-to-have virtue. It is essential to your salvation. Once you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, patience is required to enable us to maintain our hope in God’s promises and to keep Jesus as the Lord of our lives. Luke 21:19 advises us that patience is the key to our salvation.

Luke 21:19, “In your patience possess ye your souls.”