God exhibits patience in his nature, choices, and deeds. Above all, he patiently waits for people to seek salvation from him.
God’s patient character
God is slow to anger
Nu 14:18 “slow to anger” is the main OT expression for God’s patient character.
Also see: Ex 34:6; Ne 9:16–17; Ps 86:15; Ps 103:8; Ps 145:8; Joe 2:13; Jon 4:2; Na 1:3
God imparts patience
Ro 15:5 The Greek can be translated “God of endurance/patience”. The phrase suggests that God is patient and imparts patience.
Also see: Je 15:15; 2 Th 3:5; 1 Pe 3:20
God’s patience with sinful people
God’s patience lasts a long time
Also see: Deut 8:2; Ne 9:30; Ps 78:38
God is patient in delaying punishment
Also see: Ne 9:30–31; Ps 50:20–21; Ps 78:38; Is 48:9; Hab 2:3
Sinful people try God’s patience
Also see: Ge 18:16–33; Nu 14:27; Ps 78:41; Ps 78:56; Is 1:14; Is 7:13; Is 43:24
Examples of God’s patience
Ge 8:22 with creation; Ge 18:32 with the city of Sodom; 1 Sa 3:10 with Samuel
With his people:
Eze 20:17; Mic 7:19
The purpose of God’s patience
Also see: 2 Pe 3:9
2 Pe 3:15
Also see: Ro 9:22–24
Say this prayer: Father in heaven, Thank you for sending your Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for the forgiveness of my sin. Lord Jesus, please forgive me for all of my sins. Come into my heart, and be my Lord and Savior. Please, help me live for you and fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.