Book of James – Day 20

James 5:7-11 (KJV)   “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. “

              How patient can Christians be. Here we are told to wait upon the Lord’s return. Through all the trials and temptations James says we need to be like the farmer, who waits for the rain so his crop will give him the best yield. The farmer by patiently waiting gains the full blessing of God.

              So can we as Christians wait upon the Lord? Not griping and complaining about are lot in life. Jeremiah is a great example.  Jeremiah was a man out of season nobody wanted to listen to what he was saying and he was continuously persecuted for what he said. This did not stop him for his very bones burned with what he had to preach and prophesies. Can we be as Jeremiah was following god and listening to the still small voice of God or do we grumble and complain about are lot in life.

              We will all be judged for what we do and I pray that I will show the patients and be judged as worthy of having waited upon the Lord’s return. With standing all the trials and temptations of the world.