亲爱的耶稣的朋友，对你周围的没有成为神要他们成为的人有耐心 — 记住我们还不是神要我们成为的人。在“承受”他们失败的过程中，你可能就发现其他人对你的失败更有耐心，更感谢你的信实。当然，我们耐心的目的不是为了造福自己。相反，我们这样做是为了祝福别人，知道许多在基督里的弟兄姊妹在坚持他们的信仰，坚信希望和爱的同时，他们的信仰是很薄弱的。让我们永远不让他们离开耶稣，不让自己成为导致他们跌倒的原因！
Thoughts on Today's Verse...
Dear friend of Jesus, have patience with those around you who are not yet what God intends for them to be — remembering that we are not yet what God intends for us to be. In the process of "bearing with" their failings, you may just find that others are more patient with your failings and more thankful for your faithfulness. Of course, the goal of our being patient isn't to benefit ourselves. Instead, we do it to bless others, knowing that many of our brothers and sisters in Christ are hanging on to their faith, hope, and love by the thinnest of threads. Let's never let them go and never cause them to stumble!
Tender Shepherd, give me more patience with those who are struggling and who need your strength and my encouragement. Forgive me for not noticing their struggles the way that you do. Help me show them how patient you are as you perfect them in your holiness. Thank you, O Lord, for your help in this area of my heart as I seek to be a blessing to my brothers and sisters in grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.