8459 perseverance

8459 perseverance

Enduring in a course of action or belief. In its negative sense, it can mean being stubborn; in its positive sense, it means continuing commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Human perseverance in sin

2Ki 17:41; Isa 1:5; Ro 1:32 See also Ex 9:1-3; Dt 29:19; Jdg 14:17; 2Ki 13:11; Da 12:10

God’s perseverance in calling Israel to obedience

Ne 9:30-31 See also Ex 32:14; 1Ki 3:6; Isa 40:28; Jer 26:13; Jnh 3:10

Jesus Christ’s perseverance with those who would not believe

Heb 12:1-3 See also Mt 17:17 pp Mk 9:19; 2Th 3:5

Christians’perseverance in faith

Col 2:6-7; Col 1:10-12 See also Mt 24:12-13; Mt 10:22; Jn 15:4-10; Ro 11:22; 1Co 1:8; 2Co 10:15; Php 2:12; Col 1:23; 2Th 3:4; Heb 6:1; Heb 10:36-38; 2Pe 3:18

Perseverance in prayer Lk 18:1-8 See also Lk 11:5-13; Ro 12:12; Eph 6:18; 1Th 5:17

Perseverance arises from suffering

Ro 5:3 See also Ro 12:12; 2Co 1:6; 2Th 1:4; 2Ti 3:10-11; Jas 1:2-3; 1Pe 4:19; Rev 2:2-3,19

Perseverance builds and demonstrates Christian character

Ro 5:4 See also 1Co 13:7; 2Co 1:21-22; 2Co 12:12; Jas 1:4; 2Pe 1:5-8

Encouragements for Christians to persevere

Ac 11:23; Ac 13:43; 1Co 15:58; 1Co 16:13; Php 1:27; 2Ti 1:13; Heb 2:1; Heb 4:14; Rev 3:11

See also

1105God, power of
5480protection
5560suffering
5942security
5953stability
8120following Christ
8248faithfulness
8318patience
8418endurance
8476self-discipline
8613prayer, persistence
8704apostasy

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