Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. — James 1:2-4, NIV.
And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. — 1 Thessalonians 5:14, TNIV.
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. — Proverbs 15:18, TNIV.
Everything is permissible"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is constructive. — 1 Corinthians 10:23, NIV.