Ecclesiastes 7:8 (NKJV) The end of a thing is better than its beginning; The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

The satisfaction of completing a project is better than the start of the project. The planning, hard work, setbacks, and stress can take its toll on us. But the sense of achievement that accompanies the completion of a project makes it all worthwhile. But Solomon was referring to righteous deeds. For the end of unrighteous deeds is worse. The end that comes to the wicked is indescribably awful. Those who reject God’s grace, those who refuse what the Lord Jesus Christ did for them on the Cross, will be judged for their sins. My friend, the time is now to repent and turn to Christ for salvation. For God’s grace is much better than His wrath. Now, concerning patience and pride. Patience doesn’t come automatically. But pride does. Patience is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. God has to work this virtue into us. While pride is an attitude of our old nature. Patience on the other hand, needs to be developed in us. And normally frustrating situations is what produces patience in our lives. When we find ourselves becoming frustrated, it is best to be patient rather than let pride take control of our tongues and actions. For the patient in spirit is godly in spirit while the proud in spirit is wicked in spirit. For patience is approved by God, whereas pride brings shame and if left to grow in one’s heart then it will bring about destruction. For “Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished” (Proverbs 16:5 NKJV). It maybe that Solomon linked these two truths together in order to let us know that when we are doing righteous things for God, we need to exhibit patience rather than pride. For when we are patient in doing the work that God has assigned us to do, then God will approve of the work and bless us. But when we are prideful in what we do for God, then God will not be pleased with the work that we do and He will not bless us. My friends, do all things as on to the Lord, and do it with a humble heart.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.