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What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this dying body?
endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope.
In struggling against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
I labor for this, striving with His strength that works powerfully in me.
A man who endures trials is blessed, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.
Hold firmly to the message of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn’t run or labor for nothing.
Our lives last seventy years
or, if we are strong, eighty years.
Even the best of them are struggle and sorrow;
indeed, they pass quickly and we fly away.
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.”
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.
However, if you do get married, you have not sinned, and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But such people will have trouble in this life, and I am trying to spare you.
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
You rejoice in this, though now for a short time you have had to struggle in various trials
Remember the earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings.
In fact, we labor and strive for this, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of everyone, especially of those who believe.
But I see a different law in the parts of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and taking me prisoner to the law of sin in the parts of my body.
I am pressured by both. I have the desire to depart and be with Christ—which is far better—
Enjoy life with the wife you love all the days of your fleeting life, which has been given to you under the sun, all your fleeting days. For that is your portion in life and in your struggle under the sun.
For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want.
For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
Fight the good fight for the faith;
take hold of eternal life
that you were called to
and have made a good confession about
in the presence of many witnesses.
For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For the desire to do what is good is with me, but there is no ability to do it.
And He said to Adam, “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’:The ground is cursed because of you.
You will eat from it by means of painful labor
all the days of your life.
If you do nothing in a difficult time,
your strength is limited.
For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.
In fact, when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest. Instead, we were troubled in every way: conflicts on the outside, fears inside.
For it has been given to you on Christ’s behalf not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him,
And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance,
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- Hard Times
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- Strength And Faith
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