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SEPTEMBER 12

 

 In your patience possess ye your souls—Luke 21:19.

 

  “Let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing,” the Apostle explains. Very evidently patience, therefore, includes other graces of character implies their possession to a certain extent. Among the Lord’s people patience surely must be preceded by faith, and the degree of patience very generally measures the amount of faith. The Christian who finds himself impatient and restless evidently is lacking in faith toward the Lord; for otherwise he would be able to rest in the Lord’s gracious promises and wait for their fulfilment. After using reasonable diligence and energy, he should be content to leave the results and times and seasons with the Lord.

 

 

Parallel passages: Psa. 37: 7-9; Eccles. 7: 8; Lam. 3: 26, 27; Luke 8:15; Rom. 2: 7; 5: 3, 4;12: 12; 15: 4, 5; Gal. 6: 9; Col. 1:10, 11; 1.Thes.1: 3; Heb. 6:12, 15; 10: 36; 12: 1; Jas. 1: 3, 4;5: 7, 8.