Let Perseverance Finish!

James 1:4Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

From NetBible Ja 1:4

  • perseverance[5281] = steadfastness, constancy, {cheerful, hopeful}endurance, patience

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Romans 12:12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

From NetBible Ro 12:12

  • patient[5278] = to endure, persevere, bear bravely and calmly

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2 Responses to “Let Perseverance Finish!”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    Persist-Don’t give up! –Luke 18:1
    Be joyful in hope, persevering in tribulation,
    Faithful in prayer. –Romans 12:12

  2. khollandsblog Says:

    From OurDailyBread:


    As in today’s text, we find helpful teaching on prayer in Luke 18:1–8. The parable of the persistent widow contrasts the widow’s plight and a believer’s privilege. In this parable, the widow perseveres in getting an unjust judge to give her the justice she needs.

    Like the widow, we’re desperately helpless. But unlike the widow, who is a stranger to the judge, we’re God’s beloved children (Romans 8:16). The widow went to a court of law claiming man’s laws, but we approach the throne of grace claiming God’s promises (Hebrews 4:14–16). The callous judge didn’t care, but our heavenly Father cares deeply for us (1 Peter 5:7). She didn’t have easy access to the judge, but we have unhindered “access to the Father” (Ephesians 2:18). “Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence” to talk with our Father and to ask for His help any time (Ephesians 3:12 nlt).

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