A fruit of the Spirit we’d much rather consume than produce.
Sometimes when we pray for help to get through our own trials, we forget patience is also part of bearing witness.Sometimes when we pray for help to get through our own trials, we forget patience is also part of bearing witness. Click To Tweet
As Moses prepared to climb a mountain and die when God said it was his time, he told Israel how much patience they required. Through plagues, rescue, the parting of the sea, miraculous provision in the wilderness, outmatched battles, and the establishment of the law, Moses was patient. Forbearing. Enduring through rebellion after rebellion.
He needed patience from God to persevere with the stiff-necked people. The patience he received also testified to the people of God’s faithfulness to them.
Fast forward to another man called to shepherd God’s stubborn people…