How long can you endure hardship? do you quickly react when you are being provoked? can you bear with others when they don’t see things your way? Based on your answer you can have an idea where you stand for this week fruit. The fruit longsuffering requires you to move beyond your strength by not relying on what you see but instead on the rewards that comes with waiting on God. Jesus demonstrate what it means to experience long suffering as he hangs on the cross with the power to the end it all but choose not. He was provoked, ridicule and went through physical pain so we can become right with God and through the power of the Holy Spirit we can live a life pleasing to him. Please check out this video.
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BIBLE VERSES ABOUT LONG SUFFERING
2 Peter 3:9 – The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Ephesians 4:2 – With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Romans 8:28 – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you
Exodus 34:6 – And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
Hebrews 4:15 – For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin.