Unfaltering Perseverance (verse 18, Hebrews 12:11)
Joshua fought for a long time with the kings. As we read the accounts of the war it may seem short, but in reality, it took Joshua seven years to complete the final conquest. There must have been times during these seven years of fighting that Joshua felt like quitting. He clinged on to God and endured with unfaltering perseverance.
The spiritual battle here on earth is long and can be tiring. We have to persevere and keep fighting till the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
By perseverance the snail reached the ark. - C. H. Spurgeon
We must persevere because there is a prize awaiting us at the end of the race. We can persevere because God has given us His power through the Holy Spirit. God has also given us companions in this race.
From Benjamin Chew's Sermon "The Final Conquest"
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