Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. Don’t grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door! (James 5:7-9)
The final rushing days of anticipation are near, our day of celebration close at hand! Temptation calls its siren song to push things along in our own power. Forget about patience! Take what is rightfully yours, instead of waiting patiently on the timing of the Lord to reward your perseverance.
Stand firm and persevere through circumstance confident in the promised return.
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