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.
Peter Enns is Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Hermeneutics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Enns is writer of the forthcoming Short-term DISCIPLE Bible study, Invitation to Genesis. He has also participated in other DISCIPLE Bible studies, appearing in the revised video for DISCIPLE: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study as well as the video for Invitation to the Old Testament, a Short-term DISCIPLE study.
Dr. Enns is also author of numerous books, including Poetry and Wisdom; Exodus Retold: Ancient Exegesis of the Departure from Egypt in Wisdom 10:15-21 and 19:1-9; Exodus (NIV Application Commentary Series); and Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament.