Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
Don't be deluded, my brethren;
now hope will not deceive us, because the love of God is diffused thro' our hearts, by the holy spirit which is given to us;
We know too, that all things co-operate for the good of those who love God, who, pursuant to his purpose, has now called them:
1 Corinthians 8:3
but if a man love God, the same is taught by him.
but the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, sweetness of disposition, beneficence, faithfulness, meekness, temperance:
consider, my dear brethren, has not God chose the poor of this world to be rich by faith, and to inherit the kingdom he has promised to those who love him?
1 John 4:19
let us love him; since he first loved us.
imitate those servants who stand waiting for their master's return from the wedding, to let him in as soon as he comes to the door.
but if we hope for what is yet to come, our patience does necessarily intervene.
but we are the denisons of heaven, from whence we expect the saviour Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:3
never forgetting the effects of your faith, your charitable offices, and the constancy of your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ; of which God is our witness.
2 Timothy 4:8
I have nothing more to do, but to receive the crown of virtue reserv'd for me, which the Lord, the just judge, will give me in that day: and not only to me, but to those also, who have long'd for his appearance.
in expectation of that desirable happiness, the glorious appearance of the supreme God, and of our saviour Jesus Christ,
so Christ being once offered up to take away the sins of many; he shall appear the second time, without making any further expiation to save those who expect him.
2 Peter 3:12
expecting, and vehemently desiring the day of the Lord would come, when the heavens all on fire shall be dissolv'd, and the elements shall melt with intense heat.
because you have kept my precept about patience, I also will keep you in the time of persecution, which shall happen to all the world, to try the inhabitants of the earth.
he hath leadeth into captivity, shall be led into captivity: he that killeth with the sword, shall perish by the sword. here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
The patient waiting for christ
having Jesus in our view, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down on the right hand of the throne of God.
1 Peter 4:1
Since then Christ has with respect to his mortal nature died for us, arm yourselves with this reflection, that he, who is dead with respect to sensuality, has renounced sin;
by your perseverance you will save your souls.