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.
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A betrayal of trust is among the most painful occurrences in life. It is one thing for a stranger or an enemy to hurt us; but when a spouse, family member, or one-time ally turns against us, the hurt is magnified many times. That is why adultery is so disturbing. It is something that shakes us to the core.
The Israelites had a trust, a covenant with God. The Lord, in love, had delivered them from Egyptian bondage. God had led them through the sea and the wilderness and had given them a land flowing with milk and honey, a land with vineyards and oliveyards they had not planted. In gratitude they had pledged their fidelity to the Lord. Out of all the gods, they would serve and worship him alone, they said (See Lesson Four.). But the people betrayed that trust. They committed adultery against God. They “lusted after other gods and bowed down to them” (Joshua 2:17).