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.
Do you think so lightly of his wealth of kindness, forbearance, and patience, and fail to see that God's kindness ought to induce you to repent?
Then what if God, though he wanted to display his anger and show his power, has shown great patience toward the objects of his anger, already ripe for destruction,
Those who by persistently doing right strive for glory, honor, and immortality will have eternal life,
But the seed in the good soil means those who listen to the message and keep it in good, true hearts, and yield unfailingly.
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you abide by what I teach, you are really disciples of mine,
You must remain united to me and I will remain united to you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself unless it remains united to the vine, you cannot unless you remain united to me.
When he reached there and saw the favor God had shown them, he was delighted, and encouraged them all to be resolute and steadfast in their devotion to the Lord,
reassuring the disciples and encouraging them to stand by the faith and reminding them that we have to undergo many hardships to get into the Kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 15:2
and through which you are to be saved, if you hold on, unless your faith has been all for nothing.
Let us not get tired of doing right, for at the proper time we shall reap, if we do not give out.
1 Thessalonians 3:5
That was why, when I could not bear it any longer, I sent to find out about your faith, for I was afraid that the tempter might have tempted you and all our labor might be lost.
but Christ's faithfulness was that of a son set over the house of God. And we are that house, if we keep up our courage and our triumphant hope to the very end.
Let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we profess, for he who has given us his promise may be trusted.
1 John 2:19
They have gone out from our number, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had, they would have stayed with us. It was to make it clear that none of them really belonged to us that they withdrew.
But you, dear friends, must build yourselves up on the foundation of your most holy faith and pray in the holy Spirit,
Do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our forefather,' for I tell you God can produce descendants for Abraham right out of these stones!
Any branch of mine that does not bear fruit he trims away, and he prunes every branch that bears fruit, to make it bear more.
So remember how far you have fallen, and repent and do as you did at first, or else I will come to you and take your lampstand from its place, if you do not repent.