Divine patience in refraining from angry or vengeful, but deserved, punishment. In Jer 15:15
it describes God’s allowing a prophet added life to complete his mission. In Rom 2:4
God’s patience is held up for celebration and imitation, not despising, because it is intended to lead to repentance. In Rom 3:25
Christ’s atoning work is the result of divine forbearance displayed by God’s passing over former human sins.
15O Lord, you know;
remember me and visit me,
and bring down retribution for me on my persecutors.
In your forbearance do not take me away;
know that on your ac ... View more
4Or do you despise the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not realize that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
25whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith. He did this to show his righteousness, because in his divine forbearan ... View more