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Theasaurus: Striving

39 Bible Verses about striving

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Philippians 3:12

It's not that I have already reached this goal or have already become perfect. But I keep pursuing it, hoping somehow to embrace it just as I have been embraced by the Messiah Jesus.

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I observed every activity done on earth. My conclusion: all of it is pointless like chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:6

It's better to have one handful of tranquility than to have two handfuls of trouble and to chase after the wind.

Isaiah 45:9

"Woe to the one who quarrels with his makers, a mere potsherd with the potsherds of the earth! Woe to the one who says to the one forming him, "What are you making?' or "Your work has no human hands?'!

Ecclesiastes 2:22

For what does a person gain from everything that he accomplishes and from his inner life struggles that he undergoes while working on earth?

Exodus 21:18

"If people quarrel and one strikes the other with a rock or his fist, and he does not die but ends up in bed,

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Then I examined all sorts of work, including all kinds of excellent achievements that create envy in others. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Proverbs 25:8

don't be in a hurry to argue in court. Otherwise, what will you do later on when your neighbor humiliates you?

Hosea 6:3

Let us know, let us pursue knowledge of the LORD; his coming is as certain as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the autumn and spring rains come on the earth.

Hosea 4:4

"Let no one fight or bring charges against another, for my dispute is with you, priest.

Psalm 35:1

Argue my case, LORD, against those who argue against me. Fight against those who fight against me.

Psalm 55:18

He calmly ransomed my soul from the war waged against me, for there was a vast crowd who stood against me.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of acquiring and accumulating in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 6:9

It is better to focus on what you can see than to meander after your self-interest; this also is pointless and a chasing after wind.

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Luke 13:23-24

Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He told them, "Keep on struggling to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you that many people will try to enter, but won't be able to do so.

Striving » Those that strive for the mastery

1 Corinthians 9:24-25

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. 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.

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Spiritual Striving

50;1;27

The only thing that matters is that you continue to live as good citizens in a manner worthy of the gospel of the Messiah. Then, whether I come to see you or whether I stay away, I may hear all about you that you are standing firm in one spirit, struggling with one mind for the faith of the gospel,

Striving With God

44;26;14

"All of us fell to the ground, and I heard a voice asking me in the Hebrew language, "Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me? It is hurting you to keep on kicking against the cattle prods.'

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