Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
In your patience possess ye your souls.
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;
and not only so, but we triumph in tribulation also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, probation;
but if we hope for what is yet to come, our patience does necessarily intervene.
now whatever was heretofore writ, was writ for our instruction; that we through patience and the comfortable promises of the scriptures might have hope.
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.
2 Thessalonians 3:5
may the Lord qualify your hearts with divine affection, and a patient expectation of Jesus Christ.
but we desire that every one of you may shew the same concern, continuing to discharge the condition upon which your hopes are founded: that ye be not unactive,
for it is necessary you should persevere, that after having perform'd what God has commanded, you may receive what he has promised.
that the bringing your faith to the test, produces constancy.
As for you, my brethren, bear your sufferings with constancy, till the advent of the Lord. the farmer, from the prospect of a golden crop, patiently expects the showers of the spring and the autumn.
I JOHN, who am your brother, and partake in the tribulation, in the reign, and in the patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony I gave of Jesus Christ.
I know thy works, thy labour, and thy patience, and that thou canst not bear those who are evil: thou hast tried those who say they are apostles, but are not; and hast found them lyars:
because you have kept my precept about patience, I also will keep you in the time of persecution, which shall happen to all the world, to try the inhabitants of the earth.
he hath leadeth into captivity, shall be led into captivity: he that killeth with the sword, shall perish by the sword. here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
here is the patience of the saints, who keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.