“Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers”.
1 Timothy 4:16
Endurance is a word that is inseparable from the Christian life and inherent to our new birth in Christ upon our salvation. Why are these words so frequently used in Scripture, and what are we enduring? Endure is used 94 times in the New Testament and for good reason. As missionaries, the extent to which we endure is the extent of success experienced in building God’s kingdom on this earth.