[persistence: 1. the act of persisting; stubborn or enduring continuance, as in a chosen course or purpose.]

Proverbs 24:16 “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”

Luke 11:5-13 “I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.”

[importunity: application for a claim or favor which is urged with troublesome frequency or pertinacity.]

[pertinacity: the state or quality of being pertinacious; firm or unyielding adherence to some purpose; obstinacy; as, he pursues his scheme with pertinacity.]

18:1-8 “And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.”

Philippians 3:12-16 “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Matthew 15:21-28 “And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”

(1) This woman was the ultimate in abandoning pride to achieve her goal above all else.

(2) This woman never swerved from her purpose and she got what she wanted!

Proverbs 4:18 “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”

Matthew 13:1-9 “Some fell upon stony places . . . and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them. . . .”

Luke 16:1-8 “And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.”

John 8:31 “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. . . .”

15:4-11 “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you. . . .”

Colossians 1:10-11 “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness. . . .”

v. 23 “If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved. . . .”

2:6-7 “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”

Acts 14:21-22 “exhorting them to continue in the faith . . . through much tribulation.”

Romans 8:35-39 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation. . . ?” (Possibly! but more likely:)

2nd Peter 3:17-18 “. . . beloved . . . beware lest ye . . . fall from your own stedfastness.”

Hebrews 2:1 “Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.”

Colossians 1:21-23 “. . . to present you holy and unblameable . . . If ye continue in the faith. . . .”

1st Corinthians 15:1-2 “. . . keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.” (as frontlets)

v. 58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

16:13 “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”

2nd Thessalonians 3:13 “But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.”

2nd Timothy 1:6-12 “. . . for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”