What Is Longsuffering? Enduring or capable of enduring hardship or inconvenience without complaint… Patient endurance of pain or unhappiness…
Longsuffering Is Patience… Patience is one of the most valuable virtues of life. Increasing patience is the work of the Holy Spirit in the Christian.
What Happens When Were Not Longsuffering / Patient? We can get out of the will of God. We make bad choices that we end up regretting.
1. God Is Patient… For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off. Isaiah 48:9
1. God Is Patient… Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah…1 Peter 3:20
1. God Is Patient… The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish… 2 Peter 3:9
2. God Urges Us to Be Patient… Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalms 27:14
2. God Urges Us to Be Patient… Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Psalms 37:7
2. God Urges Us to Be Patient… The LORD is good unto them that wait for him... Lamentations 3:25
2. God Urges Us to Be Patient… But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
2. God Urges Us to Be Patient… …let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Hebrews 12:1