James points out the absurdity of Christians who have faith and Christ and who live by the world.
Consider your perspective
The mature believer isn’t taken by surprise that the Lord hasn’t returned yet. He’ll return at the right time. James says to be patient. What enables the farmer to be patient is his perspective. We mustn’t be expecting a perfect world or a great life now. Grumbling is a sign of not being ready.
Consider your progress
You are trained in perseverance through trials of many kinds. Job continued to trust God. Both he and the prophets could have used their suffering to justify not persevering. God makes your suffering purposeful as you’re being trained in Christian maturity. How Christians talk can be a giveaway of their progress. The ready believer speaks as though Jesus’ coming is near.
Consider your priorities
The mature believer shows their patience by making prayer a priority. Being patient in suffering doesn’t mean we ignore it. Prayer is powerful and effective. It gets results. Persevere in truth. Patience, perseverance, prayer. Jesus knows what it is to wait and to suffer and to pray. His coming is near. On that day we won’t need to be patient any longer.