Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he is offended.
1 Corinthians 9:24
Know you not that they who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.
Therefore seeing we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily ensnare us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
O foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been openly set forth, crucified among you?
But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.