“…And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises…” Hebrews 6:11-12 NKJV, italics and emphasis mine
The word “imitate” means to copy, emulate, follow same steps, mimic or duplicate. The Scripture clearly says that we should copy, follow, and duplicate what those who have faith and patience did to get their promises. If we don’t we are becoming sluggish—slow, lazy and slothful…and in thus doing we cannot inherit the promises.
So we need both faith and patience; we know that faith is assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1) and that faith comes by hearing the word (Rom 10:17). Patience on the other hand is a character and the scripture states that, “…testing of your faith produces patience” (James 1:3, NKJV)
“I believe in prosperity for I believe in God, for He gives me power to get wealth” © TJ Kyara
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