JAMES 5:10-11 10 Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s patience [KJV] and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
THE PATIENCE OF JOB
1. IT’S A TESTED PATIENCE.
a) Patience is tested by trying and difficult people.
1 PETER 2:18-20 NLT 18 You who are slaves [in our context ‘employees’ or anyone working for someone or under the authority of someone] must accept the authority of your masters with all respect. Do what they tell you -not only if they are kind and reasonable, but even if they are cruel. 19 For God is pleased with you when you do what you know is right and patiently endure unfair treatment. 20 Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you.
b) Patience is tested by trying and difficult circumstances.
JOB 7:3-6 3 So I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of misery have been assigned to me. 4 When I lie down I think, ‘How long before I get up?’ The night drags on, and I toss and turn until dawn. 5 My body is clothed with worms and scabs, my skin is broken and festering. 6 “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.