'Strive' in the Bible
Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."
'Now are you any better than Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever strive with Israel, or did he ever fight against them?
He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me, For they are many who strive with me.
He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with them.
"Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,
For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.