1 Kings 13:8
But the man of God replied to the king, "Even if you were to offer me half of your house, I wouldn't go with you, and I'm sure not going to eat even a piece of bread or drink water in this place,
2 Kings 18:6
because he depended on the LORD, not abandoning pursuit of him, and keeping the LORD's commands that he had commanded Moses.
2 Kings 22:2
He practiced what the LORD considered to be right, living the way his ancestor David had lived, turning neither to the right nor to the left.
My feet stay where his footsteps lead; I kept on his pathway and haven't turned aside.
I'll retain my righteousness and not compromise it; my conscience won't rebuke me at any time.
For the Lord GOD helps me, so I won't be disgraced. Therefore I've made my face like flint, and I know that I won't be put to shame."
But if not, rest assured, your majesty, that we won't serve your gods, and we won't worship the golden statue that you have set up."
When the days grew closer for Jesus to be taken up to heaven, he was determined to continue his journey to Jerusalem.
The believers continued to devote themselves to what the apostles were teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to times of prayer.
But Peter and John answered them, "You must decide whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than God,
for we cannot stop talking about what we've seen and heard."
But I don't place any value on my life, if only I can finish my race and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.
Now, we do not belong to those who turn back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.