Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer.
For you need endurance, so that after you have done God's will you can receive what he has promised.
With one mind, all of them kept devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women (including Mary the mother of Jesus) and his brothers.
People, in every situation put your trust in God; pour out your heart before him; for God is a refuge for us. Interlude
Now may God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace as you believe, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Right now three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.
And so Jacob was left alone, and he struggled with a man until daybreak.
For where is the hope of the godless when he is eliminated; when God takes away his life?
Therefore, my heart is glad, my whole being rejoices, and my body will dwell securely.
Be silent in the LORD's presence and wait patiently for him. Don't be angry because of the one whose way prospers or the one who implements evil schemes.
I call upon God, and the LORD will deliver me.
God, who can compare to you, who caused me to experience troubles that were numerous and disastrous? You will return to revive me and lift me up from the depths of the earth.
You will guide me with your wise advice, and later you will receive me with honor.
The wicked person is thrown down by his own wrongdoing, but the righteous person has a place of safety in death.
When you call out to me and come and pray to me, I'll hear you.
"The LORD is all I have," says my soul, "Therefore I will trust in him."
Turn your ear and listen, O God. Open your eyes and look at our desolation and at the city that is called by your name. We're not presenting our requests before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great compassion.
Even though the fig tree does not blossom, and there are no grapes on the vines; even if the olive harvest fails, and the fields produce nothing edible; even if the flock is snatched from the sheepfold, and there is no herd in the stalls
Rejoice and be extremely glad, because your reward in heaven is great! That's how they persecuted the prophets who came before you."
But the ones on the good soil are the people who hear the word but also hold on to it with good and honest hearts, producing a crop through endurance."
However, stop rejoicing because the spirits are submitting to you. Instead, rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
Then he told them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, "Friend, let me borrow three loaves of bread.
Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray all the time and never give up.
The believers continued to devote themselves to what the apostles were teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to times of prayer.
So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer to God for him was being offered by the assembly.
eternal life to those who strive for glory, honor, and immortality by patiently doing good;
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace by which we have been established, and we boast because of our hope in God's glory.
For everything that was written long ago was written to instruct us, so that we might have hope through the endurance and encouragement that the Scriptures give us.
Pray in the Spirit at all times with every kind of prayer and request. Likewise, be alert with your most diligent efforts and pray for all the saints.
So then, my brothers, keep on rejoicing in the Lord. It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you; indeed, it is for your safety.
Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving.
You are being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might, so that you might patiently endure everything with joy
to whom God wanted to make known the glorious riches of this secret among the gentiles which is the Messiah in you, our glorious hope.
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of the Messiah Jesus, sends you his greetings. He is always wrestling in his prayers for you, so that you may stand mature, completely convinced of the entire will of God.
In the presence of our God and Father, we constantly remember how your faith is active, your love is hard at work, and your hope in our Lord Jesus the Messiah is enduring.
But since we belong to the day, let's be sober. We must put on the breastplate of faith and love, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
Always be joyful.
As a result, we rejoice about you among God's churches about your endurance and faith through all the persecutions and afflictions you are experiencing.
May our Lord Jesus, the Messiah himself, and may God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope,
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the endurance of the Messiah.
But you, man of God, must flee from all these things. Instead, you must pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.
But you have observed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance,
as we wait for the blessed hope and glorious appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus the Messiah.
but the Messiah was faithful as the Son in charge of God's household, and we are his household if we hold on to our courage and the hope in which we rejoice.
As a mortal man, he offered up prayers and appeals with loud cries and tears to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his devotion to God.
Then, instead of being lazy, you will imitate those who are inheriting the promises through faith and patience.
And so he obtained what he had been promised, because he patiently waited for it.
In the same way, when God wanted to make the unchangeable character of his purpose perfectly clear to the heirs of his promise, he guaranteed it with an oath,
But you must continue to remember those earlier days, how after you were enlightened you endured a hard and painful struggle.
Therefore, having so vast a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and throwing off everything that hinders us and especially the sin that so easily entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us,
because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
So be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious crop from his land, being patient with it until it receives the fall and the spring rains.
As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord.
And the prayer offered in faith will save the person who is sick. The Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah! Because of his great mercy he has granted us a new birth, resulting in an immortal hope through the resurrection of Jesus, the Messiah, from the dead
For it is a fine thing if, when moved by your conscience to please God, you suffer patiently when wronged.
Because everything will soon come to an end, be sensible and clear-headed, so you can pray.
Instead, because you are participating in the sufferings of the Messiah, keep on rejoicing, so that you may be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed.
your knowledge with self-control, your self-control with endurance, your endurance with godliness,
See what kind of love the Father has given us: We are called God's children and that is what we are! For this reason the world does not recognize us, because it did not recognize him, either.
And this is the confidence that we have in him: if we ask for anything according to his will, he listens to us.
If anyone is to be taken captive, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killed with a sword, with a sword he will be killed. Here is a call for endurance and faith of the saints:
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
- Romans 5:2
- Romans 15:13
- Psalm 16:9
- Psalm 71:20
- Psalm 73:24
- Proverbs 10:28
- Proverbs 14:32
- Lamentations 3:24
- Habakkuk 3:17
- Matthew 5:12
- Luke 10:20
- 1 Corinthians 13:13
- Philippians 3:1
- Philippians 4:4
- Colossians 1:27
- 1 Thessalonians 5:8
- 2 Thessalonians 2:16
- Titus 2:13
- Titus 3:7
- Hebrews 3:6
- Hebrews 6:17
- 1 Peter 1:3
- 1 Peter 4:13
- 1 John 3:1