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.
For those sermon-heavy Sundays when you long to be washing the dog or unclogging a drain, here are 101 adrenaline-pumping exercises: Slap the person sitting next to you. See if he or she turns the other cheek. If not, raise your hand and tell the pastor. Devise ways of climbing into the balcony without using the stairs. See if a yawn is contagious. Ananias and Sapphira list: identify the names of the "Ten Most Likely to be Struck Dead During the Offering."