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.
Robert K. Hudnut is a retired pastor, lecturer, and the author of twelve books, including “Arousing the Sleeping Giant” (Harper and Row), “Call Waiting: How to Hear God Speak” (Intervarsity), and “The Bootstrap Fallacy: What the Self-Help Books Don’t Tell You” (Collins). He graduated from Princeton University and lives in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.