Depending on the biblical translation, you may find various terms used to illustrate Galatians 5:22, 23; the Fruits of the Spirit. One specific word you’ll find several translations from one Bible translation to another is “patience”. When looking more deeply into the definition of this fruit using both the dictionary & thesaurus we find a fascination display of concepts. Thus; look at the many faces of the word patience: endure in times of difficulties, bearing pain, long endurance of offenses, temperance, steadfast, stability, steadiness, firmness, submission, refrain, singleness of purpose.
When observing the characteristic in Nature of God, we consider illustration of long running rivers, deep woven valleys, mountains plus strong enduring trees. One of the basic illustrations of God’s patience when dealing with humanity is slavery. We can see true significance points in history in this culture whereby slavery was tolerated yet disliked by our creator; once with the Jews in Egypt, second with native African Americans. In considering this fruit of the spirit we can recognize it’s sibling self-control as well as meekness or humility. It becomes clear to see the family of fruits and how they carry one another distinction and texture. If we focus on only one of the qualities we become tied into another characteristic, thus accumulate even more deeper other fruits, moreover we become rooted in the Word and pure nature of God Himself. Praise the Good Lord for His mysterious ways of taxonomy.