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.
The Rev. Patricia D. Brown, PhD is Executive Director of the Spiritworks Center in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, as an ordained minster with the United Methodist Church, she ministers through Hope Made Real which cares for orphans in Rwanda, Africa. Her creative ministry can be found at www.spiritworks.org. She is the author of seven books for Abingdon Press, including Heart to Heart, Spirit Gifts, Learning to Lead from Your Spiritual Center, and 365 Affirmations for Hopeful Living. She is a keynote speaker, retreat and seminar leader and a professor/teacher.