Long-suffering

An old-fashioned word translated as patience or tolerance.

It is an attribute of God who is gracious and merciful forward sinful man (Ex 34:6; Ps 86:15). As a fruit of the Spirit it should be increasingly manifest in the lives of believers (Gal 5:22,23). Exercising patience and tolerance will help to avoid strife and enable good relationships.

See also: patience, tolerate.

 


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