10 things the Bible says about patience

Find out what the Bible has to say about being patient with yourself, in your dealings with others and God.

Be patient

The importance of this element is emphasised, many times, in the Bible.

Here are 10 things the Word of God says about this virtue.

1. Romans 12:12 - "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."

2. Proverbs 14:29 - "Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly."

3. Proverbs 16:32 - "Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city."

4. Exodus 14:14 - "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still."

5. Colossians 3:12 - "Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience."

6. Romans 8:25 - "But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently."

7. Psalm 37:7 - "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways,when they carry out their wicked schemes."

8. Ecclesiastes 7:8 - "Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit."

9. Ecclesiastes 7:9 - "Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools."

10. James 5:8 - "You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand."

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