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Palm Sunday’s Ride—Humility’s Hurrah

Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king is coming to you: he is legitimate and has been saved, humble and riding on a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 Jesus proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because his followers thought that the kingdom of God was going … Continue reading

Patient Prince of Peace

God displayed redemption in Christ Jesus to demonstrate his own righteousness, because in his forbearance he passed over previously committed sins, so that he would be just and the justifier of the one who is of the faith of Jesus. Romans 3:25–26 God was patient, not expressing his just anger, despite millennia of abuse by … Continue reading

Civility #5—Imitation Civility

When Christ suffered for you, he left you an example to follow: … When he was maligned, he did not respond with a curse; when he suffered, he threatened no retaliation, but placed his future in the hands of God, who judges justly. 1 Peter 2:21–23 How did he do it? How did Jesus resist … Continue reading

Patience #8—The Praise of Patience

He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. Therefore rest in the Eternal and wait patiently for him. Psalm 37:6 O wise and gracious God, every moment of my life comes from you. You have woven the tapestry of my days with infinite care and skill. The colors … Continue reading

Patience #7—Merciful Patience

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost; but precisely because of this I received mercy, in order that in me as the foremost, he might demonstrate his perfect longsuffering, as an example for those who were destined to put their trust in him for eternal life. 1 Timothy 1:15–16 … Continue reading

Patience #5—Patient for Good

“The Eternal is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in him. The Eternal is good to those who wait for him, to the person who seeks him.” Lamentations 3:24–25 This promise is an excellent weapon to use in the battle against impatience, because it shows us how closely the happiness we desire … Continue reading

Patience #5—Power for Patience

We pray for you and ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord … strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, unto all steadfastness and longsuffering patience. Colossians 1:9–11 When we … Continue reading

Patience #4—Hopeful Patience

Be longsuffering; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not complain, brethren, against one another, that you yourselves may not be judged. … Those who spoke in the Lord’s name are an example of patience and longsuffering. Behold, we count those fortunate who endured. James 5:8–11 If we had … Continue reading

Patience #3—Longsuffering Love

Love produces a willingness to suffer at length. 1 Corinthians 13:4 What good news! If we are having difficulty being patient with irritating individuals, love will enable us to suffer that irritation at some length while we continue to work for their good. Even in (or, maybe, especially in) the confines of family, we experience irritation … Continue reading

Patience #2—Wisely Patient

The end of a matter is better than its beginning. Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit. Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, for anger resides in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:8–9 God is perfectly wise. From him we learn the nature of wisdom. It is the ability … Continue reading