"Pursue Perseverance..."

February 19, 2015

“Pursue Perseverance…”

Blessings folk!

We are to persevere.

2 Timothy 3:10-12
10 Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,
11 persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me!
12 Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

Let us continue from yesterday...more of what the Word says about perseverance.

Romans 8:24-25
For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees?
But if we hope for what we do not see, with
perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

We persevere in awaiting for the hope of our salvation - the return of the Lord.

Romans 15:4-6
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through
perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Now may the God who gives
perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,
so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We have hope through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures.
God gives perseverance.
God gives perseverance.

Ephesians 6:18
With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all
perseverance and petition for all the saints,

Persevere in alertness...through petition and prayer...for the saints.
How different the Body of Christ would be if we simply did this.

1 Timothy 6:11
But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love,
perseverance and gentleness.

Perseverance is to be pursued.

Are you persevering in the faith?
Are you pressing on to the upward call that is in the Lord?