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AUGUST 15

 

Now we exhort you, brethren... be patient toward alló

1. Thes. 5:14.

 

 This seems to imply that the better balanced among the Lordís people should look with sympathy upon and exercise patient forbearance not only toward the weak and those who lack courage, but toward all, including those who have too much courage and self-push.... Growth in knowledge helps us to grow in this grace of patience, for as we appreciate more and more the Heavenly Fatherís patience with us, it helps us to apply the same principle toward others. . .  The thought that our Heavenly Father has favored and called anyone should make us extremely careful how we would co-operate with the Lord in respect to the call, and be as helpful as possible to all those who are seeking to walk with us in the footsteps of our Lord in our narrow way.

 

Parallel passages: 1.Cor. 13:4; 2.Cor. 6:4-6; Gal. 5:22; Eph. 4:1, 2; Col. 1:11; 3:12, 13; 1.Tim. 1:16; 2.Tim. 3:10; 4:2; Heb. 6:12, 15; Jas. 5:7, 8, 10.