Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Twas by faith that Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he was declared righteous, God himself having testified that he accepted his offering, and after he died for his faith, he was not silent.
but imitate the example of those who by faith and patience have obtain'd the inheritance that was promis'd to them.
for it is necessary you should persevere, that after having perform'd what God has commanded, you may receive what he has promised.
now to Abraham and his offspring were the promises made. he does not say, "to offsprings," as if he spoke of many; but as speaking of one, "and to thy offspring," which means Christ.
2 Timothy 4:17
however the Lord assisted and strengthen'd me, that the gospel might be confirm'd by my remonstrance, and all the nations might hear it; so that I was deliver'd out of the mouth of the lion:
1 Peter 5:8
Be temperate, be vigilant: for your adversary the Devil goes about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.