Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Faith made Abel's sacrifice greater in the sight of God than Cain's; through faith he gained God's approval as an upright man, for God himself approved his offering, and through faith even when he was dead he still spoke.
so that you may never grow careless, but may learn to follow the example of those who through their faith and endurance are the possessors of God's promises.
but you will need endurance if you are to carry out God's will and receive the blessing he has promised.
Now the promises were made to Abraham and his line. It does not say, "and to your lines," in the plural, but in the singular, "and to your line," that is, Christ.
2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood by me, and gave me strength, so that I might make a full presentation of the message and let all the heathen hear it. So I was saved from the jaws of the lion.
1 Peter 5:8
Be calm and watchful. Your opponent the devil is prowling about like a roaring lion, wanting to devour you.