It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. And yet for this reason I found mercy, in order that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience, as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life.I Timothy 1:15-16
The word “tolerance” here is intended to make us think of “patience.” It has been said that patience is a virtue, and it is one of the fruits of the spirit. Yet our idea of getting patience is often reflected in the prayer, “Lord, give me patience, and give it to me now!”
This verse says that Jesus was born as the God-man to be the savior of the world. When we accept His free gift of salvation, then it magnifies His glory, and His patience to us. Some of us keep putting off the conviction of the Holy Spirit for salvation. Some of us put off admitting our sins and shortcomings after we are born again. Some of us may put off fulfilling the call which He has intended for us. But He is always patient and loving to keep nudging us, and not doing away with us. “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).
Let us resolve to be at least as patient with others as Christ is toward us.



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