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.
How can we speak the truth as truth, yet speak it in love? How can we avoid the temptation either to think that we alone possess the truth or to trim the truth to make it less offensive to the world? These are some of the questions that this clearly written book attempts to answer, questions about the challenge of claiming and trusting the truthfulness of gospel in a time when all such truth claims are suspect.
The Foundations of Christian Faith series consists of twelve volumes on major theological themes such as the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, and the person and work of Jesus Christ. This series enables readers to learn about contemporary theology in ways that are clear, enjoyable, and meaningful. It examines the doctrines of the Christian faith and stimulates readers not only to think more deeply about their faith but also to understand their faith in relationship to contemporary challenges and questions. Individuals and study groups alike will find these guides invaluable in their search for depth and integrity in their Christian faith.