How many things too numerous to count has the Lord forgiven us, and one would think after seeing many miracles all would believe yet after seeing Gods glory there are still some who after being freed from bondage not only from Egypt as the Israelites experienced but also the forgiveness of sins today and not reverence God forfeiting the eternal life and a most beautiful promised land. (Numbers 14:18-23). The Lord is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation. Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now. And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to thy word: But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord. Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice; Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:…..(Mark 6:4-6).
We are to walk in the Spirit of God given us and longsuffering is definitely a difficult but much needed practice, and by doing so it is not against the law although some may make you feel that it is. The fruit of the Spirit has many facets’ all pleasing to God when applied in our life. (Galatians 5:22-26). But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
There is no greater love shown to us than God sending His only Begotten Son, and that even while we were yet sinners Christ died for us! And we do not deserve such mercy given!(Romans 5:6-10). For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.