Perseverance

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12

But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Matthew 24:13

For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; Hebrews 3:14

Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22

Perseverance (endurance, steadfastness) speaks to one’s diligence in continuing in the faith until the end. To continue in the faith is persistent obedience to God (clear evidence of a saved soul), and the end is the conclusion of our testing here on Earth, our mortal death. We persevere in living a life that pleases God all our days in this life. But know that salvation is by faith alone, a saving faith that produces a life of obedience to God. You are not saved by obedience; you are saved for obedience. Read Ephesians 2:8-9

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