Patience and perseverance prove true belief; they are the hallmark of great faith, and the path to His promise.
James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
Hebrews 6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Hebrews 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
PATIENCE, n. pa’shens. [L. patientia, from patior, to suffer.]
- Perseverance; constancy in labor or exertion.
PERSEVE’RANCE, n. [L. perseverantia.]
- Persistence in any thing undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business or enterprise begun; applied alike to good or evil.
Perseverance keeps honor bright.
Patience and perseverance overcome the greatest difficulties.
- In theology, continuance in a state of grace to a state of glory; sometimes called final perseverance.