Sunday, April 10, 2011

Perseverance

 
Perseverance- continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : steadfastness
Mirriam-Webster Dictionary

Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers
I Timothy 4:16

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
~Henry Ward Beecher

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. 
~Author Unknown

As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
James 5:11

Fall seven times, stand up eight. 
~Japanese Proverb

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. 
~Jacob A. Riis

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