Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
but by the good ground is meant such persons as have received the doctrine with simplicity and sincerity, abide by it, and practise it with perseverance.
who by patient continuance in well doing, seek for glory, honour, and immortality;
for we are saved but by hope: but hope supposes things not yet present; for how can a man hope for what he has now in possession?
now whatever was heretofore writ, was writ for our instruction; that we through patience and the comfortable promises of the scriptures might have hope.
2 Corinthians 6:4
but in all things I approve myself as the minister of God, by great constancy in afflictions, in torments, in distresses, from stripes,
but as for us, our minds are possessed with the hopes of justification by faith.
let us then not be weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap, if we be not tired.
being fortified in so effectual a manner, as to sustain your trials with constancy and joy:
1 Thessalonians 1:3
never forgetting the effects of your faith, your charitable offices, and the constancy of your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ; of which God is our witness.
and after he had patiently waited, he obtained what was promised.
Wherefore, since we are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every incumbrance, and the sin which does so easily embarrass us, and let us pursue with constancy the course that is proposed to us: