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.
John Ed Mathison was senior pastor for 36 years at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Named National Clergyman of the Year by the Religious Heritage of America, he holds a master’s degree from Princeton University and a doctor of ministry degree from Candler School of Theology. He has written five books, including Transformed Giving and Treasures of the Transformed Life. In 2008 he established the John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries. More information is available at www.johnedmathison.org.