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