Perseverance

  • An evidence of reconciliation with God.

    Colossians 1:21-23 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

  • An evidence of belonging to Christ.

    John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

    Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

    Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

  • perseverance (KJV Dictionary)

  • A characteristic of saints.

    Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

  • TO BE MANIFESTED IN
    • Seeking God.

      1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

    • See PERSEVERANCE in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Waiting upon God.

      Hosea 12:6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.

    • Prayer.

      Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

      Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

    • Well-doing.

      Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

      2 Thessalonians 3:13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

    • Bible concordance for PERSEVERANCE

    • Continuing in the faith.

      Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

      Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

      2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

    • Holding fast hope.

      Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

    See Perseverance in McClintock and Strong.

  • MAINTAINED THROUGH
    • The power of God.

      Psalms 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

      Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

    • The power of Christ.

      John 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

    • The intercession of Christ.

      Luke 22:31-32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: 32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

    • The fear of God.

      Jeremiah 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.

    • Faith.

      1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

  • Promised to saints.

    Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

  • Leads to increase of knowledge.

    John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

  • IN WELL-DOING
    • Leads to assurance of hope.

      Hebrews 6:10-11 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

    • Is not in vain.

      1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

      Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

  • Ministers should exhort to.

    Acts 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

    Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

  • Encouragement to.

    Hebrews 12:2-3 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

  • Promises to.

    Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

    Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

    Revelation 2:26-28 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star.

  • Blessedness of.

    James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

  • WANT OF,
    • Excludes from the benefits of the gospel.

      Hebrews 6:4-6 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

    • Punished.

      John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

      Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

    • Illustrated.

      Mark 4:5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:

      Mark 4:17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

 
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