22 But the fruit that comes from having the Holy Spirit in our lives is: love, joy, peace, not giving up, being kind, being good, having faith, 23 being gentle, and being the boss over our own desires. The Law is not against these things. 24 Those of us who belong to Christ have nailed our sinful old selves on His cross. Our sinful desires are now dead.
25 If the Holy Spirit is living in us, let us be led by Him in all things.26 Let us not become proud in ways in which we should not. We must not make hard feelings among ourselves as Christians or make anyone jealous.
What does patience with others require?
Live and work without pride. Be gentle and kind. Do not be hard on others. Let love keep you from doing that. – Ephesians 4:2
Underline how we should persevere.
John 15:5…”I am the Vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.”
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Food for Thought: “Instant success is a myth. Standing on top of the mountain is a thrill, but getting to the top requires a persistent climb. Almost every significant success comes at the end of a long wait….Bearing the fruit of the Spirit will take time.”