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James 5:7-11
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Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.
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You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord's coming is near.
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Brothers, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!
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Brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord's name as an example of suffering and patience.
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See, we count as blessed those who have endured. You have heard of Job's endurance and have seen the outcome from the Lord: the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
Job 17:9
Yet the righteous person will hold to his way, and the one whose hands are clean will grow stronger.
Psalm 37:7
Be silent before the LORD and wait expectantly for Him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the man who carries out evil plans.
Psalm 40:1
[For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.] I waited patiently for the LORD, and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.
Habakkuk 2:3
For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it testifies about the end and will not lie. Though it delays, wait for it, since it will certainly come and not be late.
Matthew 10:22
You will be hated by everyone because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.
Luke 8:15
But the seed in the good ground-- these are the ones who, having heard the word with an honest and good heart, hold on to it and by enduring, bear fruit.
Luke 21:19
By your endurance gain your lives.
Galatians 6:9
So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don't give up.
perfect and
James 3:2
for we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature man who is also able to control his whole body.
Proverbs 4:8
Cherish her, and she will exalt you; if you embrace her, she will honor you.
Matthew 5:48
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
John 17:23
I am in them and You are in Me. May they be made completely one, so the world may know You have sent Me and have loved them as You have loved Me.
1 Corinthians 2:6
However, among the mature we do speak a wisdom, but not a wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
Philippians 3:12-15
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Not that I have already reached [the goal] or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.
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Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead,
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I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God's heavenly call in Christ Jesus.
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Therefore, all who are mature should think this way. And if you think differently about anything, God will reveal this to you also.
Colossians 4:12
Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always contending for you in his prayers, so that you can stand mature and fully assured in everything God wills.
2 Timothy 3:17
so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Hebrews 13:21
equip you with all that is good to do His will, working in us what is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 5:10
Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little.
1 John 4:17
In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; for we are as He is in this world.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love.
wanting
James 1:5
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.
Matthew 19:20
"I have kept all these," the young man told Him. "What do I still lack?"
Mark 10:21
Then, looking at him, Jesus loved him and said to him, "You lack one thing: Go, sell all you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."
Luke 18:22
When Jesus heard this, He told him, "You still lack one thing: sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."
2 Peter 1:9
The person who lacks these things is blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten the cleansing from his past sins.