Have you ever heard it said of someone that they had “the patience of Job”?  We even read of this mentioned in the New Testament (James 5:11).  In all of the trials and suffering that Job endured, he kept his trust in God.  We are commanded to have patience daily no matter what happens in our life.  In the verses preceding the mention of Job in James chapter 5 we are told to be patient until the coming of the Lord. (James 5:7-8)  Sometimes it is not easy to be patient, but if we are waiting on our Lord we know it will be worth the wait!  “Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.” (James 5:11)

Today’s reading: Job 17-18