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More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
(Romans 5:3,4) ESV

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
(Romans 8:28) ESV

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
(Romans 12:12) ESV

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
(Romans 15:4,5) ESV

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
(1 Corinthians 10:13) ESV

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
(Colossians 1:11) ESV

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
(Hebrews 10:36) ESV

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, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
(Hebrews 12:1-3) ESV

It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
(Hebrews 12:7) ESV

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
(James 1:2-4) ESV

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.
(James 1:12) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.
--Virgil – Roman Poet Born 70 BC Died 19 BC

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
--Nelson Mandela - South African Statesman Born 1918

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
--John Ruskin – English Writer Born 1819 Died 1900

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.
--William Barclay – Scottish Theologian Born 1907 Died 1978

Endurance is patience concentrated. 
--Thomas Carlyle – Scottish Philosopher Born 1795 Died 1881

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
--Virgil – Roman Poet Born 70 BC Died 19 BC

Heroism is endurance for one moment more.
--George F. Kennan – American Historian Born 1904 Died 2005

Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite.
--Edwin Hubbel Chapin – American Clergyman Born 1814 Died 1880

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
--Napoleon Bonaparte – French Leader Born 1769 Died 1821

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
Alfred Hitchcock – English Director Born 1899 Died 1980

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.
--Frederick Douglass – American Author Born 1817 Died 1895

The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
--Charles Dickens – English Novelist Born 1812 Died 1870

We really feel happier when things look bleak. Hope is endurance. Hope is holding on and going on and trusting in the Lord.
--Michael Novak – American Philosopher Born 19334

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Endurance and the Bible

“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” (Heb. 12:1).

At the end of Hebrews 11, we are reminded that the old covenant saints, in their lifetimes, never received what was promised. This was because God was not willing to perfect them apart from new covenant believers. Nevertheless, they died in faith, trusting that God would bring all of His promises to final fulfillment (vv. 39–40).

Jesus is the one who brings all of God’s promises to final fulfillment. He brings the new covenant through the perfect sacrifice of Himself (8:1–10:18). He is the one who will perfect God’s people.

However, though we live in a better era after Christ than those who lived before His sacrifice, our positions are not wholly dissimilar. We still must wait for the return of Christ to bring His kingdom to consummation (8:13; 9:28). As such, we still must persevere in faith until Jesus comes back. We must press on just as the saints of old did.

This is the point that the author of Hebrews makes in today’s passage. We are called to “run with endurance the race that is set before us” (12:1). This is an image of an athletic competition, of Olympic footraces familiar to the original audience of this book. We see then that the life of faith is like a race that must be run with endurance so that the finish line may be crossed and the prize received.

One motivation to run this race is the great “cloud of witnesses” surrounding us. In a race, the stadium is filled with great throngs of people in the bleachers cheering on the contestants to victory. In the race that is the Christian life, the old covenant saints described in chapter 11 are our cheerleaders. They cheer us on through the example of their faithful endurance, waiting for the promises of God to come. They cheer us on saying, “You live in an even better age than we did. Therefore, you have no excuse for not persevering. So run brothers and sisters, run and do not stop holding onto Christ!”

The old covenant saints encourage us to run with endurance. Yet we will only run with endurance if we throw off all hindrances. The things that hinder us, today’s passage tells us, are the sins that cling so closely. If we have sins that overcome us, then we may never finish the race. They will weigh us down like heavy clothing, preventing us from running with freedom and endurance. We must therefore “lay aside” these sins. We must turn away from them and look instead to Jesus.2


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Definition of Endurance

1. The quality of withstanding hardship or stress; lastingness; perseverance; continuance.

2. The act of bearing or suffering; a continuing under pain or distress without resistance, or without being overcome; sufferance; patience.3




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