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The Bible tells us stories of those who persevere, overcome challenges, and refuse to give up as they follow where God leads. Noah, Moses, Esther, Ruth, David, Job, Daniel, Hosea, Jeremiah, John the Baptist, Nicodemus, Peter, Paul, and so many more demonstrate the merits of perseverance.

Our lives, like the lives of the faithful ones in Scripture, require perseverance. Jesus Himself, the ultimate example of divine perseverance, is always willing to bless those who ask Him. Take heart! With Jesus, you can endure to the end.

The perseverance of Jesus Christ is my example

Hebrews 12:1, 3

Therefore let’s also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let’s run with perseverance the race that is set before us. For consider him who has endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, that you don’t grow weary, fainting in your souls.

God rewarded Jacob’s perseverance

Genesis 32:25-26

When he saw that he didn’t prevail against him, the man touched the hollow of his thigh, and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was strained as he wrestled. The man said, “Let me go, for the day breaks.” Jacob said, “I won’t let you go unless you bless me.”

Christ is aware of my perseverance and knows what I endure for Him

Revelation 2:3

You have perseverance and have endured for my name’s sake, and have not grown weary.

Testing my faith produces perseverance

James 1:3

Knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

God will reward my perseverance in His work

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

In the Lord Jesus Christ, my hope perseveres

1 Thessalonians 1:3

Remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and perseverance of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father.

Perseverance is one good thing that stems from suffering

Romans 5:3-4

Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope:

I am called to persevere in my prayers for others

Ephesians 6:18

With all prayer and requests, praying at all times in the Spirit, and being watchful to this end in all perseverance and requests for all the saints:

The Lord blesses me if I, like Job, persevere till the end

James 5:11

Behold, we call them blessed who endured. You have heard of the perseverance of Job, and have seen the Lord in the outcome, and how the Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

As God’s chosen, I will persevere

Colossians 3:12

Put on therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance;