which is why God's Word so clearly encourages us to persevere and
continue in our faith.
Our enemy will be relentless to tempt us ... to
deceive us ... and try to convince us to give up ... to reject the gift
of God, through Jesus Christ and our redemption and victory over death
But we know that God is faithful ... He provides us all we
need to face each of these battles each and every day.
Continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from
the hope of the gospel, which you have heard, and which was preached to
every creature which is under heaven
1 John 2:24
Let that therefore abide in you, which you have heard from the
beginning. If that which you have heard from the beginning shall remain
in you, you also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father
1 Corinthians 10:13
God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you
are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that
you may be able to bear it.