Hebrews 12:1-7; Luke 21:19; Romans 2:7; Romans 12:12; Matthew 10:22

Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and wsin which clings so closely, and xlet us run ywith endurance the race that is zset before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, awho for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising bthe shame, and cis seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Do Not Grow Weary

dConsider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or efainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?

fMy son, gdo not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,

nor be weary when reproved by him.

For hthe Lord disciplines the one he loves,

and chastises every son whom he receives.

It is for discipline that you have to endure. iGod is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?


19 By your iendurance you will gain your lives.


to those who oby patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;


12 zRejoice in hope, abe patient in tribulation, bbe constant in prayer.


22 aand you will be hated by all for my name's sake. bBut the one who endures to the end will be saved.