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Perseverance--Perseverance means that through the Holy Spirit we are able to continue in the Christian way even while facing trials on every side. Perseverance is a gift of God’s grace whereby we continue to patiently depend upon Jesus. Sometimes in Church we hear a lot of talk about “perseverance of the saints.” I like what Handley Dunelm says about this, however, in his article on “Perseverance” in THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA: “It is important to make the ‘perseverance of the Saviour’ our watchword rather than the ‘perseverance of the saints’ [--Dunely, Handley. “Perseverance.” International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. Quick Verse 8.0.4. Computer software. Cedar Rapids: Findex.com, 2004.]. We persevere in times of trials as we practice the Christian acronym FROG:

FULLY

RELY

ON

GOD.

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