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.
Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.What do people gain from all the toilat which they toil under the sun?(Ecclesiastes 1:2-3)This writer from long ago put the question poetically, but I have heard it asked by people standing in unemployment lines. We humans insist on having a sense of value. We do so because this is the way we were created. That is one of the things the Book of Genesis is trying to tell us.