Perseverance (#993)

Perseverance (#993)
Good morning! Today, we’re going to talk about perseverance. There will be a little overlap between what we talked about last time, where we talked about God taking out of the pit, the need to be patient, and look to the Lord; so, part of this will be a review of that and part if it will be some different material. But I checked my notes, I haven’t actually taught this particular teaching in almost exactly ten years; so, I imagine it will be pretty new. Here we go, in Lamentations three…
As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20200503.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Lamentations 3:22-26 Great is thy faithfulness (vs. 23); The Lord is good unto them that wait [qawah – with expectation] for him (vs. 25); good to quietly wait for the deliverance of the Lord (vs. 26)
Psalms 37:7                   Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him
Psalms 40:1                   I waited patiently for the Lord, and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry
Luke 8:4-15                   Fruit with patience (steadfast perseverance) [by persevering] (vs. 15)
Luke 18:1-8                   Men ought always to pray, and not to faint
Luke 21:19                    In your patience possess ye your souls (NASB: by your endurance you will gain your lives)
Acts 1:14                       These all continued [were continually devoting themselves]
– To persevere and not to faint
– To show one’s self courageous for
Acts 2:42                      They continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine [proskartareo – continually devoted themselves]
Romans 5:3-5              Knowing that tribulation worketh patience
This doesn’t mean, of course, that we have only a hope of future joys – we can be full of joy here and now even in our trials and troubles. Taken in the right spirit these very things will give us a patient endurance; this in turn will develop a mature character, and a character of this sort produces a steady hope, a hope that will never disappoint us. (JBP)
Romans 12:10-14       Patient in mental pressure [continuing steadfast, faithful] Continuing instant in prayer [to persevere and not to faint, to show one’s self courageous for]
Ephesians 6:18            Watching (be on the alert) with all perseverance (proskartaresis)
Perseverance (#993)

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