Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
Or do you presume upon the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not know that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
What if God, choosing to show his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much patience the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,
to those who by patience in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality, he will give eternal life;
But the ones that fell on the good soil are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.
Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts;
strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, "Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God."
1 Corinthians 15:2
by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this reason, when I could endure it no longer, I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be in vain.
but Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold fast to our confidence and the hope of which we boast.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful;
1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that it might be plain that none of them were of us.
But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit;
and do not think to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
Every branch in me that bears no fruit he takes away; and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, so that it may bear more fruit.
Remember then from where you have fallen, repent and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.