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.
If life is a test of sorts, a journey preparing us for heaven--shouldn't there be bits of heaven around us already? This book unveils them In the book of Matthew, Jesus repeatedly describes heaven--and each time He uses ordinary, earthly examples. This world has many wonderful and mysterious aspects that we might think better suited to describe something as magnificent as heaven--but Jesus uses mustard seeds, hiring workers, children, and weeds as examples. "Heaven--Here and Now" considers those examples--chosen for a different culture in a different time--and applies them to the here and now, to the everyday stuff of our ordinary lives. It's a beautiful preview of heaven.