5. Patience: A good-natured tolerance of suffering or delay.
"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent." - Isaac Newton
The Golden Rule says, "Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you." - Matthew 7:12
Those of us who are on a mission to be perfect, know the importance of patience. It could be that in the past we caused others to be patient because we knew we would get the same thing in return. Patience can be difficult to cultivate, especially for those who have not studied its importance in effective love.
Using the Golden Rule (give and take) to wrongfully cultivate some patience may seem foolish, but as far as I know it works when the people doing it have mutual respect (godly strength). When there is no mutual respect, bitterness is a likely result. Not any advice here, only thoughts.
"Instead, because you are participating in the sufferings of the Messiah, keep on rejoicing, so that you may be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed." - 1 Peter 4:13
While working with others, avoiding selfish rejoicing helps cultivate righteousness. A good opinion: In the here-and-now, being made-up of around 30% happiness and 70% confidence or suffering is a cause of mistakes because of too much happiness.
While working alone, seeking joy to avoid patience is unproductive.
"God will strengthen you with his own great power so that you will not give up when troubles come, but you will be patient. And you will joyfully give thanks to the Father who has made you able to have a share in all that he has prepared for his people in the kingdom of light." - Colossians 1:11–12
"And let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing." - James 1:4.
Confidence comes to us after enduring healthy difficulties. Then we are filled with God's energy.
Pessimistically, those of us who eagerly seek wealth will not be effective in all we do because there is too much selfish happiness. This is why it is important for the rich to continuously do things that cultivate healthy patience.
Being full of joy is a good thing when others are in the same spirit.
"The LORD is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and rage. He takes revenge on all who oppose him and continues to rage against his enemies!" - Nahum 1:2
"A good indignation brings out all one's powers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jesus said, "The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life." - John 12:25
Declared the Lord: "I have decided to assemble the nations, to gather the kingdoms and to pour out my wrath on them - all my fierce anger. The whole world will be consumed by the fire of my jealous anger." - Zephaniah 3:8
"But I am full of the wrath of the LORD, and I cannot hold it in. 'Pour it out on the children in the street and on the young men gathered together; both husband and wife will be caught in it, and the old, those weighed down with years.'" - Jeremiah 6:11
"But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed." - Romans 2:5
"Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, 'I will take revenge; I will pay them back,' says the Lord. Instead, 'If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.'" - Romans 12:19–20
"Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice." - Ephesians 4:31
"Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin." - 1 Peter 4:1
"The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress." - Job 37:23
"Since Christ's blood has now given us God's approval, we are even more certain that Christ will save us from God's anger." - Romans 5:9
7. People will likely find themselves going through the same experiences as the ones they love the most.
Example: Followers of Jesus Christ may find themselves accused of something. Then they may find themselves suffering. The suffering would likely be a result of those who thought that making you suffer was a good thing. After all this, cultivating love (kindness and patience) for enemies becomes a priority in order to get past forgiveness.
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." - Luke 23:34
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." - Mohandas Gandhi
Jesus Christ lived a perfect life, but for the rest of us, maybe we lived too much in sin. Forgiving and loving enemies happens when one truly removes the plank from their own eye and sees the foolish choices thay made (e.g., consuming alcohol, ungodly behavior) that played a part in causing their suffering.
"Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink." - Judges 13:4
8. Obeying God's Word:
King Solomon said: "Whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm." - Proverbs 1:33
O LORD, "I will hurry, without delay, to obey your commands." - Psalms 119:60
"When you make a promise to God, don't delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to him." - Ecclesiastes 5:4
"Jesus replied, 'And why do you, by your traditions, violate the direct commandments of God?'" - Matthew 15:3
Motivation to read the Holy Bible is in 2 Timothy 3:16–17.
9. Sexual Immorality:
During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, "But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart." - Matthew 5:28
"Keep on running away from sexual immorality. Any other sin that a person commits is outside his body, but the person who sins sexually sins against his own body." - 1 Corinthians 6:18
"God wants you to be holy and to stay away from sexual sins. He wants each of you to learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable. Don't use your body for sexual sin like the people who do not know God." - 1 Thessalonians 4:3–5
"He that can have patience can have what he will."
"When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you."
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith."
You will get there when you are meant to get there.
Continuously cultivating love helps us to be more understanding.