Hard Work And Perseverance
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endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
But you must let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.
Not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
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.
How blessed is the man who endures temptation! When he has passed the test, he will receive the victor's crown of life that God has promised to those who keep on loving him.
And so, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only when I was with you but even more now that I am absent, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
eternal life to those who strive for glory, honor, and immortality by patiently doing good;
But if we hope for what we do not yet observe, we eagerly wait for it with patience.
Then, instead of being lazy, you will imitate those who are inheriting the promises through faith and patience.
"I know what you've been doing, your toil, and your endurance. I also know that you cannot tolerate evil people. You have tested those who call themselves apostles, but are not, and have found them to be false.
By your endurance you will protect your lives."
So then, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election certain, for if you keep on doing this you will never fail.
For you need endurance, so that after you have done God's will you can receive what he has promised.
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,
"I know what you've been doing your love, faithfulness, service, and endurance and that your last actions are greater than the first.
For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge,
Now as for you, be strong and never be discouraged, because there will be reward for your work."
But you must continue to remember those earlier days, how after you were enlightened you endured a hard and painful struggle.
as you hold firmly to the word of life. Then I will be proud when the Messiah returns that I did not run in vain or work hard in vain.
so that your genuine faith, which is more valuable than gold that perishes when tested by fire, may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus, the Messiah, is revealed.
Continually be prayerful.
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.
I have fought the good fight. I have completed the race. I have kept the faith.
You know that in a race all the runners run but only one wins the prize, don't you? You must run in such a way that you may be victorious.
Let's not get tired of doing what is good, for at the right time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Also, make it your goal to live quietly, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you,
Fight the good fight for the faith. Keep holding on to eternal life, to which you were called and about which you gave a good testimony in front of many witnesses.
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, for those who have been trained by it, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace.
Everyone who enters an athletic contest practices self-control in everything. They do it to win a wreath that withers away, but we run to win a prize that never fades.
in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, through hunger, thirst, many periods of fasting, coldness, and nakedness.
Certainly all who depend on the actions of the Law are under a curse. For it is written, "A curse on everyone who does not obey everything that is written in the Book of the Law!"
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.
"I know what you've been doing. Look! I have put in front of you an open door that no one can shut. You have only a little strength, but you have obeyed my word and have not denied my name.
strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith. "We must endure many hardships," they said, "to get into the kingdom of God."
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- Christ Knowing About People
- Christ's Disciples Will Suffer
- Christ's Knowledge Of Believers
- Church Discipline
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- Faith, Growth In
- False Apostles
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- Keeping Faith
- Knowing God's Will
- Life Struggles
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- Not Giving Up
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