Endure to the End

It’s just amazing that people—including you and me—can endure just about anything if we believe it is for something worthwhile. Knowing that His disciples would be hated, arrested, and killed for following Him, Jesus made this promise: “He who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 10:22). Jesus’ words and His promise still apply today.

Hope to Endure

He promised salvation for all those who endure. Jesus was not saying that enduring suffering is a way to be saved, because endurance is not a means to earn salvation. No, endurance is the evidence that we are truly saved by Christ’s death on our behalf.

You can praise God that He has not left you without His support as you faithfully persist through hard times. God has put His Spirit in you to help you endure whatever comes your way. He has made this promise to all believers: “I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good” (Jeremiah 32:40).

Help to Endure

When you are struggling, remember that the secret to endurance comes from your relationship with Jesus Christ, your Lord. As you trust in Him and are obedient to Him, the Holy Spirit who abides in you will empower you to stand firm against any and all trials and tribulation. Look to God daily and trust Him to give you His patience to endure every small or large test you face.

Be patient and press on! Eternal life and peace in the presence of your Savior is your coming reward.

RESPOND

Dear God of all patience, You are longsuffering in Your dealings with mankind… and with me. You are not willing that any should perish, and You patiently postpone Your judgment so others may be brought to salvation. Gracious Father, through Your dear Son, Jesus, You have brought me Your priceless salvation through His death on the cross. Throughout the ages Your people have been hated and persecuted. Grant me the strength I need today and every day to persevere as I count on the fulfillment of Your promise that eternal salvation is awaiting me at the end of my days on earth. Amen.

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REFLECT

“Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen.” (Oswald Chambers)

Do I lean on the Holy Spirit to help me endure difficult times?

REMEMBER

“He who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 10:22).


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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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