God is ever merciful and is oftentimes longsuffering. The ark Noah built was not done in a week, but by Gods longsuffering it was finished as Noah had to endure those who mocked to see a man building a huge boat on dry land! This shows the patience of God as He waited for only eight souls to be saved(1 Peter 3:18-20) For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
How many things too numerous to count has the Lord forgiven us of? (Numbers 14:18,19). 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.
We are to walk in the Spirit of God and to be 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 as though it is. The fruit of the Spirit has many facet‘s all pleasing to God when applied to 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.