Running the Race of Life with Perseverance

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As the Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. I have been reflecting on what it takes to win a gold medal.  Many of the athletes attribute their success to discipline, perseverance, and hard-work.  As Christians, we find these attributes beneficial in our Christian “race.”  We are all called to a life that demands perseverance.

In light of that, I have decided to give you a few verses on Perseverance.

Hebrews 12:1, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

Psalm 27:14 – “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”
Romans 5:3-4  – “Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
Galatians 6:9 – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Romans 2:7 – “To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.”
Hebrews 10:36 – “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”

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1 Chronicles 16:11 – “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”
Matthew 10:22 – “All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
Hebrews 11:27 – “By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.”
Romans 8:28 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
2 Thessalonians 3:5 – “May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.”
James 1:2-4 – “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
1 Timothy 4:16 – “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”
2 Peter 1:5-7 – “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.”
Hebrews 10:23 – “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
James 5:11 – “As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.”

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