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 Ye have need of patience [cheerful endurance,

constancy] that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise—Heb. 10:36.


  Here we see that it is not merely to do the will of God that is the test, but that after having attained to that point, that mark of character in our hearts, in our wills (if only partially in the flesh), we should, by patient endurance, establish God’s righteous will as the law of our hearts, the rule of life under all circumstances and conditions. Then, and not until then, will we be in the heart condition of fitness for the Kingdom. The Apostle James says, “The trying of your faith worketh patience [patient endurance]”; that is to say, if our faith stands the trial, it will work this character of patient endurance. Of course, on the other hand, if we do not attain to patient endurance, it will mean that our faith has not stood the test satisfactorily, that we are not fit for the Kingdom.



Parallel passages: Luke 8: 15; 21: 19; Gal. 6: 9; Hebrews.12: 1; James. 1: 3, 4; 5: 7, 8; Romans. 2: 7; 5: 3, 4; 8: 25, 35-39; 15: 4, 5; Eph. 6: 8; Col. 3: 24; Heb. 6:12, 15; 1.Peter.2:19-23; Rev. 1: 9; 13: 10.