Here are the 40 most encouraging Bible scriptures on persistence.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.
2 Thessalonians 3:13
As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Chronicles 16:11
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
1 Corinthians 13:7
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 John 5:15
And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Pray without ceasing.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
But test everything; hold fast what is good.
1 Timothy 4:16
Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.
1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
2 Timothy 2:12
If we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us.
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.
Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
“By your endurance you will gain your lives.”
“But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.
“Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.”
“Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.”
“I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.”
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
To those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.
And endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.