Author's Bias: Interpretation: conservative

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Perseverance

Perseverance is the steadfast and enduring effort of following God's commands and doing His work, and it can be an indication of how genuine a Believer's faith is (James 2:14-26).

Perseverance depends on the quality of your faith...

Moses exhibited a persevering faith that endured, because he held the expectation of seeing God (Heb 11:27). Moses' faith was not based on an invisible abstract idea; it was based on the reality of actually seeing God and having a genuine relationship with Him (Ex 33:11; Num 12:7-8).

Paul speaks of perseverance Ephesians 6:18 in the context of the armor of God and struggles Believers will have with demonic forces as he personally experienced (Acts 13:6-11; 16:16-18; 19:11).

In their letters, the apostles expand the concept of perseverance beyond faith to include the life and character as God's people. They exhort Believers to persevere in doing God's work.

It appears that only those with a genuine faith will have the certitude to persevere (Matt 24:13; Mark 13:13). Perseverance not only reflects one's certainty in God covenant fidelity and trust in Jesus' guarantee of eternal life, but an understanding of the implications of the gospel; it reflects a Believer's deep appreciation of God's saving grace and develops his godly character.


For deeper study

How is "assurance" related to "perseverance"?

What does it mean when a Believer hopes?



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