Endurance & Patience

16 10 2009

EnduranceI read something today that got me to thinking about endurance and patience. The definition of patience is:

The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc. [1913 Webster]

“Uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs” – These are strong words and hard to swallow.

When my children have to take medicine it can be hard to get them to take it. Some medicine isn’t easy to stomach and sometimes enduring wrongs or evils against you is tough to do.  But you become a stronger person over time, much like medicine makes your body recover from sickness.

Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.

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Endurance & Patience
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9 12 2009
Allen Turley

If you ignore the chapter breaks and read chapter 11 of Hebrews it flows naturally into verse 1 of chapter 12. He was obviously writing to people who were going through just that kind of thing.

I was thinking about Job yesterday – God said “have you considered my servant Job” – he allowed Satan to “give him heck” because he know that Job was a man of faith who would stand up in the test. Job was counted worthy – strong enough to be tested. I was just wondering what God would have to say about me – “Now Satan be careful with Allen, he can take a little but he may break under too much stress.”

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