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.
Roger J. Green is Professor and Chair of Biblical and Theological Studies. He also holds the Terrelle B. Crum Chair of Humanities at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. He is co-editor of Word and Deed: A Journal of Salvation Army Theology and Ministry and author of War on Two Fronts: The Redemptive Theology of William Booth, and Catherine Booth: A Biography of the Co-founder of The Salvation Army. Dr.Green is a member of The Salvation Army International Doctrine Council.