Thought for the Month
by Rev. Charles J. Stewart, Pastor
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The slogan press on and If at first you don"t succeed try and try again, is still true today for you and me (It is relevant).
Persistence is linked closely with endurance and perseverance.
Persistence is positive when the goal is righteous. Persistence in prayer (Luke 18:1), in faith (Hebrews 11:13), and in doing good (Galatian 6:) ) are all commended because the motivation is right. However, persistence is wrong when the motives are self serving. If we persist in sin, the Bible commands other Christians to rebuke us (1 Timothy 5:20); Matthew 18:15-17).