The Unique Power Of Patience

According to Prov 14:29, A patient man has understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. 

The above passage exposes patience as an attribute of a man with great understanding. A patient man is considered to have great understanding which is in contrast to a quick-tempered man who displays foolishness at a slight anger.


Patience is a virtue that justifies one as a man of great understanding. It helps one to display maturity instead of folly which is the quality of a bad-tempered man.


Patience enables one to think or reason before acting, not taking actions that are destructive or unreasonable.


 Col 3:12 “… clothe yourselves with … and patience”. encourages us to be patient especially when dealing with others who might be difficult to handle. Knowing fully well that patience is Christ’s quality. He is described as being lowly and so meek. This virtue makes one Christlike and shows one as being understanding.


In conclusion, I consider a patient man as a man of understanding. Whosoever possesses this gift of the holy spirit is a man of understanding.

According to Proverbs 14 vs 29 “Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” Patience is a virtue from the Holy Spirit. Patience enables us not to make mistakes, as a high temper one will always commit blunder. Patience grants us the understanding to count the cost and evaluate the consequences before embarking on the task.


 Romans 12 vs 12 says we should be patient in tribulations and continue in instant prayer because God is always there for us to make us go through and come out victorious.


Galatians 6 vs 9 encouraged us not to be tired in well doing, in due season (being patient), we will reap good result. 

1 Corinthians 13 vs 4 showed us that Love is patient. It is love that fosters patience.


As I grow older, I seek patience and a better understanding of how the world works.

A patient man will always get away with many things.


A foolish man will destroy himself just like Nabal. Abigail a woman of patience acquired great understanding and saved herself from destruction (1 Samuel 25).


In conclusion, a man of patience will always continue to get more understanding in handling matters and situations. We can keep our hopes high by being patient. Foolishness can be seen in a lack of patience which is usually costly. Mistakes made out of a lack of patience may not be easy to correct. A patience man will get more knowledge and understanding (Proverbs 4 vs 7).


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