"And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you."
2 Peter 3:15
I really don't know where Paul offers this same message... but the message itself is an excellent one. The longsuffering of God is salvation. :) ... because of his longsuffering and patience, we have the opportunity to pick up the pieces and try again... as many times as it takes. For us, there is always another chance as long as we are willing to continue to try.... and with all of those chances, as long as our desire and effort hold out, we're practically guaranteed success. :) ... and we have these chances at life and success because of God. His educational philosophy has never been to try to weed people out of the program. He wants us to succeed, not by offering an easy A, but by giving us practically unlimited chances to learn the material, even if we didn't do our homework the first time. He offers study sessions weekly, and is always available for teacher conferences, even at the last second. He loves us. Let's put some more effort into our salvation.