Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Ronald Thiemann believes we live in a time and a culture where there is little agreement concerning many basic moral questions. He claims the line between private and public, between personal and political, can no longer be drawn with absolute clarity, and if moral decision making has an inevitable political dimension, then moral and theological reflection must seek to help Christians in dealing with the public aspects of their lives.