Pr 14:29 Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. A practical application for patience is to avoid being seen as a fool. Patience is often seen as thoughtfulness and wisdom.
Eph 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Consider what it takes to stand up to adversity. Does adversity come quickly and leave quickly? It may seem to come quickly but rarely are problems solved as quickly as they arrive. It takes perseverance or steadfastness to see through a troubling situation to the end and come out standing tall on the other side. It takes patience to deal with all the junk along the way so you don’t loose your cool and become the man of folly described in the Proverb above.
Ro 15:4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. God is eternal. His perseverance, steadfastness, and endurance are also perfect and eternal. The Word of God is likewise eternally steadfast.
This post is an excerpt (Question 4.2) from my book Ask James one.