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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8418 endurance
8418 endurance

8418 endurance

The ability to persevere in a task or calling. The Christian is called to endure in the face of trial or opposition, and his endurance brings spiritual rewards.

Endurance commended as a virtue for God’s people

Jos 1:7; Gal 6:9 See also Dt 5:32; Jos 23:8; Job 17:9; Ac 11:23; Ac 13:43; Ac 14:22; Eph 4:14; 1Ti 6:11; 2Ti 2:3; 1Pe 2:20; Rev 13:10

Endurance is a hallmark of true Christian profession

Mt 10:22 pp Mk 13:13 Lk 9:62 See also Ac 20:24; 2Ti 2:12

Christian endurance originates with God

Ro 15:5 See also 2Co 1:8-9; Col 1:10-11; 2Th 3:5

Christian endurance involves standing firm

1Co 15:58; Php 1:27 See also Gal 5:1; Php 4:1; 2Th 2:15; 2Ti 3:14; 2Ti 4:5

The results of enduring

Salvation Heb 10:36; Jas 1:12 See also Ro 2:7; Ro 15:4; 1Ti 4:16; 2Ti 2:10; Heb 12:7-9

Protection Rev 3:10 See also 2Th 3:3-4

Spiritual fruit Jas 1:4 See also Lk 8:15; Ro 5:3-5

Encouragement for others 2Co 1:6 See also 1Pe 5:9; Heb 12:1-3; Rev 1:9

Examples of endurance

Ps 123:3-4; 1Co 4:12; 1Th 1:3; 2Th 1:4; 2Ti 3:10-11; Jas 5:11; Rev 2:3

See also

1340consistency
5500reward, God’s people
5566suffering, encouragements in
6251temptation, resisting
8115discipleship
8207commitment
8248faithfulness
8318patience
8459perseverance
8704apostasy
8713discouragement
8794persecution

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