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.
In this groundbreaking new book, distinguished author and scholar Glen Stassen opens the Sermon on the Mount to an entirely new interpretation. He shows that this body of teachings is actually a plan for helping Christians live in a way more closely aligned with God’ s message of grace and deliverance from the vicious cycles in which we so often get stuck. Making a difficult set of Christian principles not just accessible but entirely possible, Stassen interprets each of the 14 teachings to show that they are initiatives we can use to begin to participate in the way of grace.
Glen H. Stassen (Pasadena, CA) is Lewis Smedes Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary and an internationally respected scholar in Christian ethics and biblical interpretation.