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Perseverance Means Persistence
Perseverance has been well defined as “courage
stretched out.” Although God sometimes delivers his people from
difficult or painful circumstances, he more often calls us to a courageous and
enduring faithfulness in the midst of trials.
Perseverance, according to the Bible, is not only
enduring situations of suffering but overcoming them with obedience, hope, and
HOW DO I DEVELOP PERSEVERANCE IN MY LIFE?
Joshua 6:1-20 . . . Your entire army is to march around the city once a
day for six days.
Perseverance is obeying even when God’s way doesn’t
seem to make sense or produce results.
Nehemiah 6:1-15 . . . I realized that God had not
spoken to him. The Christian’s task and the perseverance to finish the task are rooted in God’s call.
Romans 5:1-5 . . . We can rejoice, too, when we run
into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us. When we see
the potential that suffering has to produce character in our lives, we
persevere through it with God’s help.
Revelation 14:12 . . . Let this encourage God’s holy
people to endure persecution patiently. The key to perseverance for the believer is having a clear view of the goal
2 Corinthians 8:10-11 . . . I suggest that you finish what you started a
year ago, for you were the first to propose this idea, and . . . the first to
begin doing something about it. Now you should carry this project through to
completion just as enthusiastically as you began it.
IF WE ARE SAVED BY GRACE AND NOT BY WORKS, WHERE DOES PERSEVERANCE COME
James 5:10-11 . . . We give great honor to those who endure under
suffering. Perseverance in good works does not produce
salvation. Rather, perseverance results from our faith
2 Peter 1:5-8 . . . Patient endurance leads to
godliness. The Christian life begins with faith but grows through
James 1:2-4 . . . When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance
to grow. Perseverance is what turns suffering into
PROMISES FROM GOD: Matthew 7:7 . . . Keep on
asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will
find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. God honors persistence in prayer.
John 15:5 . . . Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much
fruit. Perseverance in your faith leads to a
Philippians 1:6 . . . I am sure that God, who began the good work within
you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when
Christ Jesus comes back again. God never stops working in our lives.
Hebrews 3:14 . . . If we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as
firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.
Those who persevere in their faith will share in
Revelation 3:5 . . . All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I
will never erase their names from the Book of Life. Those who persevere
in their faith will share in heaven’s riches.
We are to "STRIVE" to be "PERFECT" work hard to not to conform to
the things of this world and the sin in it.