The Attributes of God – Patience
A better interpretation is long suffering and abounding…
The word longsuffering in the Bible is made up of two words meaning “long” and “temper”; literally, “long-tempered.” To be longsuffering, then, is to have self-restraint when one is stirred to anger.
So God’s patience can best be described as his goodness in withholding his anger and the punishment due towards those who remain unrepentant. Learn more by listening to the lesson