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.
The church is in need of a thoroughly developed understanding of human experience in relation to the divine to deal successfully with the complex issues that are part of life in today's world. Contributors to this timely volume speak to that need as they explore the meaning of the soul and spirit in light of contemporary scientific and medical understandings about human life in a pluralistic society.