Longsuffering Of God

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Numbers 14:18

The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

2 Peter 3:15

And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you;

Isaiah 30:18

And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of justice: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Ezekiel 20:17

Nevertheless my eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.

1 Peter 3:20

Who formerly were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, by which a few, that is, eight souls were saved through water.

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Longsuffering Of God » The wicked » Punished for despising

Matthew 24:48-51

But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looks not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, read more.
And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Longsuffering Of God » Is part of his character

Numbers 14:18

The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

Longsuffering Of God » The wicked » Abuse

Ecclesiastes 8:11

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Matthew 24:48-49

But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards;

Longsuffering Of God » Exercised toward » His people

Isaiah 30:18

And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of justice: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Ezekiel 20:17

Nevertheless my eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.

Longsuffering Of God » Limits set to

Jeremiah 44:22

So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which you have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as it is this day.

Longsuffering Of God » Exercised toward » The wicked

1 Peter 3:20

Who formerly were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, by which a few, that is, eight souls were saved through water.

Longsuffering Of God » Exemplified

Psalm 78:38

But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

Isaiah 48:9

For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I restrain it for you, that I cut you not off.

Longsuffering Of God » Should lead to repentance

Longsuffering Of God » Exemplified » Manasseh

2 Chronicles 33:10-13

And the LORD spoke to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken. Therefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh with hooks, and bound him with bronze fetters, and carried him to Babylon. And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, read more.
And prayed unto him: and he received his entreaty, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God.

Longsuffering Of God » Illustrated

Luke 13:9

And if it bears fruit, well: and if not, then after that you shall cut it down.

Luke 13:6

He spoke also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

Longsuffering Of God » Exemplified » Paul

Longsuffering Of God » Plead, in prayer

Jeremiah 15:15

O LORD, you know: remember me, and visit me, and avenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in your longsuffering: know that for your sake I have suffered rebuke.

Longsuffering Of God » Salvation, the object of

2 Peter 3:15

And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you;

Longsuffering Of God » Exhibited in forgiving sins

Longsuffering Of God » The wicked » Despise

Longsuffering Of God » An encouragement to repent

Longsuffering Of God » Through Christ's intercession

Repentance » We should be led to, by » Longsuffering Of God

1 Peter 3:20

Who formerly were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, by which a few, that is, eight souls were saved through water.