Re:Verse passage – James 5:7-11 (day four)
James uses a farming metaphor to teach patience. The farmer recognizes the value of the produce of the soil…James calls it precious…and is willing to wait for it. Likewise, the prophets knew the value of the word of the Lord…it was worth waiting for. When God promised Abram and Sarah a son, they waited twenty five years for fulfillment of the promise. They knew it was worth it.
If we give value to something, it is easier to wait to receive it. Who wants to wait for something if you really didn’t want it in the first place? James tells us that whatever God has for us, has worth. Once we settle that truth in our heart, it is easier to wait for the early and the late rain.
God has made many promises to us…all have not been realized. God is full of compassion and mercy and James teaches that if we endure and are patient, we will be blessed. Have you given up on any of God’s promises? Wait on the Lord!