"And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patient waiting for Christ." 2 Thess. 3:5. "Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Be ye also patient, stablish your hearts; for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh." James 5:7, 8.
What good things are spoken of those who endure? "Behold, we count them happy which endure." James 5:11. "Blessedis the man that endureth temptation." James 1:12. "He that endureth to the end, shall be saved." Matt. 10:22.
What does the trying of faith work? "Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience." James 1:3. "Not only so but we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience." Rom. 5:3.
What will be one of the characteristic traits of those who shall prepare for the second coming of Christ? "Here is the patience of the saints; here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus... And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud One sat like unto the Son of man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle." Rev. 14:12, 14.
What should be the language of every heart? "I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in His word do I hope." Ps. 130:5.
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