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.
Sarah Cunningham is the author of Dear Church: Letters From a Disillusioned Generation and the founder of the blog and web resource found at www.sarahcunningham.org. Sarah received her Masters in Administrative Leadership at Concordia University, taught at-risk urban high schoolers for almost nine years, and this year began full-time ministry in the Christian conference world. She is currently a member and occasional Sunday morning speaker at Rivertree, a Wesleyan church plant in Jackson, Michigan. Sarah lives with her husband, Chuck, their son, Justus, and their manic Jack Russell Terrier, Wrigley.