Sunday, January 16, 2011
James 5:11 "Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful." NKJV
"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." ESV
"10-11Take the old prophets as your mentors. They put up with anything, went through everything, and never once quit, all the time honoring God. What a gift life is to those who stay the course! You've heard, of course, of Job's staying power, and you know how God brought it all together for him at the end. That's because God cares, cares right down to the last detail." THe Message Bible
never ONCE quitting…
what a gift life is to those who STAY the course!
Perseverance is defined as: Persistence in any thing undertaken; continued pursuit of any enterprise begun…
Persistance is defined as: steady pursuit of what is undertaken…
STEADY PURSUIT even if at a snail's pace.
Inch by inch is a cinch!
Choose LIFE today! Choose to take that one extra step! Choose to eat a little less! Choose to MOVE in the right direction! And if we PERSEVERE, we can be assured, just as Job, that God is very compassionate and merciful and we WILL reach our goals.
"For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised." ESV Hebrews 10:36
Victory belongs to the most persevering.