For what glorious event are the children of God bidden patiently to wait

"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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