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Theasaurus: Striving

39 Bible Verses about striving

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Philippians 3:12

Not that I have already reached [the goal] or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I have seen all the things that are done under the sun and have found everything to be futile, a pursuit of the wind.

2 Timothy 2:5

Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

Isaiah 45:9

"Woe to the one who argues with his Maker- one clay pot among many. Does clay say to the one forming it: What are you making? Or does your work [say]: He has no hands?

Ecclesiastes 2:22

For what does a man get with all his work and all his efforts that he labors with under the sun?

Exodus 21:18

"When men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or fist, and the injured man does not die but is confined to bed,

Ecclesiastes 4:4

I saw that all labor and all skillful work is due to a man's jealousy of his friend. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.

Proverbs 25:8

Don't take a matter to court hastily. Otherwise, what will you do afterwards if your opponent humiliates you?

Hosea 6:3

Let us strive to know the Lord. His appearance is as sure as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the land.

Hosea 4:4

But let no one dispute; let no one argue, for My case is against you priests.

Psalm 35:1

Oppose my opponents, Lord; fight those who fight me.

Psalm 55:18

Though many are against me, He will redeem me from my battle unharmed.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and accumulating in order to give to the one who is pleasing in God's sight. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.

Ecclesiastes 6:9

Better what the eyes see than wandering desire. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.

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Luke 13:23-24

"Lord," someone asked Him, "are there few being saved?" He said to them, "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and won't be able

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1 Corinthians 9:24-25

Do you not know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.

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Spiritual Striving

50;1;27

Just one thing: live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or am absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, working side by side for the faith of the gospel,

Striving With God

44;26;14

When we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me in the Hebrew language, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'

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