For what were the precious promises of the word written? "For whatsoever things were written aforetime, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope." Rom. 15:4.

What is the Father Himself called? "The God of patience and consolation." Rom: 15:5.

Is patience enjoined upon us in Holy Writ? "Bepatient toward all men." 1 Thess. 5:14. "In your patience possess ye your souls." Luke 21:19.

What contrast in drawn between the patient and the hasty spirit? "He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly." Prov. 14:29.

What worthy persons did James refer to, while dwelling on patience? "Take, my brethren, the prophets... for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience." "Ye have heard of the patience of Job." James 5:10, 11.

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