We have all heard the maxim “patience is a virtue” throughout our lives, and when we’re frustrated that something is taking too long, someone always seems to blurt it out. We live in the age of microwave ovens and the Internet where we can have nearly anything we want instantly. So while the world around us is moving ever faster, and we see that patience is in short supply, we should also recognize that possessing the virtue of patience is a necessity for the followers of God.
“Patience is a Virtue” – Bible or Not?
But does the quote patience is a virtue come from the Bible? Learn about the origin of today’s quote.
Faith is an interesting thing. The Bible calls it the substance (meaning foundation) of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. So, it is that thing that gives the believer strength and hope in God, and it is a witness to others (i.e. the evidence) that the unseen God of the universe is real and true.
“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.” – Bible or Not?
But is the evidence of faith enough to be considered proof? Today’s quote implies that in matters of faith, proof is irrelevant. Learn why that may be true…
In the Bible we are taught the virtues of hard work, personal responsibility and accountability. Jesus’ parable about the three servants who were each given talents (money) is a simple illustration that we should be wise and industrious with whatever God gives us.
“God helps those who help themselves.” – Bible or Not?
I have heard the quote “God helps those who help themselves” more than I can count, and I’m sure your experience is similar. It is usually quoted when someone who seems fully capable of doing something asks someone else to do it for them, or when someone complains about their circumstances of life and gives up trying. Yes, we can improve the circumstances of our lives when we take responsibility and work to help ourselves, but is this quote Biblical? Find out…