Far less has been written upon this and other excellencies of the Divine character of God.
Divine patience is that power of control which God exercises over Himself, causing Him to bear with the wicked and forebear so long in punishing.
The God Himself is wholly and completely patient. There is no impatience in Him (Romans 15:5).
Patience is one of His Divine titles,
one of His divine attributes.
God is both the Author and Object
of the grace of patience
in the Christian.
Because patient is one of God's divine perfections. He does not "over" use it
or "under" use it.
The patience of God is manifested in His dealings with sinners.
How strikingly was it displayed
toward the lost world - the wicked world.
God did not destroy the wicked until He had forewarned them.
He "waited" (I Peter 3:20),
probably no less than one hundred and twenty years (Genesis 6:3),
during which time Noah was a "preacher of righteousness" (II Peter 2:5).
His preaching was a message of salvation and love; however, the people would not hear it. The mocked and laughed at Noah's message.
How wondrous is God's patience
with the world today.
On every side people are sinning with no regard for God
or His holy Word.
God's divine law is trampled under foot
and God Himself is openy despised.
Today we are seeing a lot of God's judgments in all the earth.
And as Job has said,
"We are receiving far less
than our iniquities deserve."