Sunday small thought: The call for patient endurance

After the image of eternal torment comes the realisation why John saw and reveals it.

“This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.” (Revelation 14 v 12)

The word endurance is the English translation of Hupomone. This Greek word John uses doesn’t mean to ‘pull your socks up’ or to ‘keep smiling’ under duress. It is rather a conquering patience with anything that life can throw at us knowing that God will always turn even evil into good and if evil remains it will face a harsher treatment than what it gave to you.

Eternal torment calls for our endurance.

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