The Lord is at hand. (Philippians 4:5) Therefore...
- BE JOYFUL
- BE GENTLE
- BE TRUSTFUL
- BE PRAYERFUL
- BE PEACEFUL
The Lord is at hand therefore be not careful to exact your full rights; love is more precious than gold in the treasury of heaven. Comp. James 5:8, "Be ye also patient,... for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."
THEY WILL SOON BE OVER
I have heard one say, as he bent over a friend who was groaning under the surgeon's knife: "It will soon be over!" And so Jesus, with tender fellow feeling for their infirmities, consoles His suffering people: "Amid your trials, think of that — they will soon be over; sooner, perhaps, than you fancy. Your salvation, not only nearer than when you believed, may be nearer than you suppose; even now the cry may be sounding in heaven — Room for another saint! a crown for another head! and the next turn of the road may bring you in front of the gates of glory. (T. Guthrie)
Be you also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draws near. James 5:8