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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
is that calm and unruffled temper with which a good man bears the evils of life. We have set before us in the Scriptures the most powerful motives to excite us to the attainment of this grace:
(1) God is a God of patience (Romans 15:5).
(2) It is enjoined by the Gospel (Romans 12:12).
(3) The present state of man renders the practice of it absolutely necessary (Hebrews 10:36).
(4) Eminent examples of it are presented for our encouragement (Job 1:22; Hebrews 12:2).
(5) Lastly, we are to remember that all our trials.borne with patience will terminate in, triumph (Romans 2:7; James 5:7-8).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Patience'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/p/patience.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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