This has probably been beaten to death here, but I'm new so please have patience. What does "patience" mean in this verse from Romans 9? 22What if God, choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath–prepared for destruction? Does this, perhaps, imply that God has patience with those who are hardened before hand? Would it be accurate to say that God hardens those who first harden themselves?