Two words that frequently go together are patience and virtue. Patience is a virtue. Patience is a valued attribute to have and it is something we need to be growing in throughout our lives. There are great benefits to having patience and the Bible lists many. I thought I would share/ remind you of some of the benefits of patience this month. They help us remember how important patience is.
Patience provides us a better end than the present.
(God) will give eternal life to those who patiently do the will of God, seeking for the unseen glory and honor and eternal life that he offers.
Romans 2:7 LIV
Patience wins the approval of God.
I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heart my cry. Psalm 40:1 NIV
Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong; but if you do right and suffer for it, and are patient beneath the blows, God is well pleased.
I Peter 2:20 LIV
Patience makes us a good example for others.
That’s why we brag about you to all of God’s churches. We tell them how patient you are and how you keep on having faith, even though you are going through a lot of trouble and suffering.
2 Thessalonians 1:4 CEV
Patience perfects our character.
So let it grow, and don’t try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything strong in character, full and complete.
James 1:4 LIV
Patience gives us hope.
Everything written in the Scriptures was written to teach us in order that we might have hope through the patience and encouragement which the Scriptures give us.
Romans 15:4 TEV
Patience enables us to inherit God’s promises.
We wish that each of you would always be eager to show how strong and lasting your hope really is. Then you would never be lazy. You would be following the example of those who had faith and were patient until God kept his promise to them.
Hebrews 6:11-12 CEV