Abraham and Lot

Ancient Biblical Examples of Endurance

Hebrews 11:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he is and that is the rewarder of those seeking him.

GOD WILL GET YOU THROUGH THISMany ancient servants of God had to endure distressing situations. Hannah, for example, was “bitter of soul” as she was childless, a situation that she considered equivalent to being overlooked by God. (1 Sam. 1:9-11) When Elijah was being hounded and sought by murderous Queen Jezebel, he became fearful and prayed to the Father: “It is enough; now, O Jehovah, take away my soul, for I am no better than my forefathers.” (1 Ki. 19:4) And the apostle Paul must have felt the full burden of his imperfection when he admitted: “When I want to do right, that evil is present in me.” He added: Wretched man that I am! (Rom. 7:21-24) Of course, we know that Hannah, Elijah, and Paul all endured and remained steadfast, and God rewarded them richly.—1 Sam. 1:20; 2:21; 1 Ki. 19:5-18; 2 Tim. 4:8.

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