Patience is an infinite attribute of God. But make no mistake that there is also a side to Him of righteous anger.
Today, I'd like to expound on His patience. Where would we be without it? I know in my own life I have tried and tested His patience over and over again....
Things I should have learned long ago, at times I still struggle with. I relate it to the endless Emmaus walk.
Learning to live a life of grace is not easy, and many times I don't fully understand it. More than likely, never will in this life.
I'm definitely a work in progress! But I'm making strides with Jesus by my side. I couldn't live without the patience of my God.
His patience is long suffering. He is not a miserly dictator waiting to find a reason to crush the human race.
He loves the human race so much that He sent His Son to die a horrific death for it. He desires for none to be eternally lost. (2 Peter 3:9)
Then there's 2 Peter 3:15, that tells us that the long suffering of our Lord is salvation.
God doesn't inflict His wrath impulsively (like we do), but He demonstrates patience and long suffering toward those who deserve punishment.
Paul called himself "a chief of sinners," but he was given the opportunity to be saved because of Gods love and patience towards him.
I am so grateful for His loving forbearance and forgiving attitude that leads us to repentance.
Gods generous patience extended to us should motivate us to obey Him. Gods patience is always balanced by His perfect justice.
We couldn't be in better hands!