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 Bible is the special book of our faith and contains God's teachings that help us know how God wants us to live.
The Deuteronomy passage, known as the Shema, calls us to "love God with all our heart, soul, and might." In Matthew 22:37-39, Jesus repeated the Shema, as being the most important commandment, and then added second commandment, "to love your neighbor as yourself."
The Beatitudes, found in Matthew 5, are not commandments bur rather a description of what is good, or "blessed," in God's eyes.
Scriptures: Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Matthew 5:1-12, Matthew 22:37-39
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