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.
2005: Emeritus Professor of New Testament and Emeritus Academic Dean, Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Robert C. Tannehill is Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. His most recent works include: The Narrative Unity of Luke-Acts: A Literary Interpretation, 2 vols Fortress Press 1986, 1990; Abingdon New Testament Commentaries - Luke, Abngdon Press, 1996.