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.
This rhetorical question rings out in the world today: "whom should we praise?" The surety is that ultimately one day we will praise the God of the universe whether we chose to now or not. Where we are to praise Him is evidenced in this study of First Corinthians chapter four in these three arenas: the world of unbelievers, the world of the church, and the world of things. In each of these areas, we are encouraged to seek God in dealing with the issues of each day, bringing to Him our cares and concerns and in result, our praise.