Sunday, July 5, 2009


For-bear'ance, n.  
The act of forbearing; a refraining from something; also, forbearing conduct or quality; patient endurance, lenity; also, an abstaining from the enforcement of something due.

Romans 3:24-26 "For there is no difference;  23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,  24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,  25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,  26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus." 

Ephesians 4:1-3 "I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."


Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.”   - Robert Louis Stevenson

Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all.”  - William Shakespeare

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing”  - Epictetus (Greek Philosopher)

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