In the Bible the Greek word for ‘endure’ is a combination of two words that give us a beautiful dual meaning, says Raquel Arrais. One, that you can remain under (sustain) problems; and two, that you have the capacity to stay under the load of troubles. In other words, having endurance means you have physical strength to bear the burden of the problem as well as strength of character put up with the problem.
Romans 5:3, 4 (NLT): “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”
This sermon by Pastor Anthony Kent is an original resource for the Enditnow: Adventists Say No to Violence initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, written and presented for August 22, 2020, Enditnow Emphasis Day. Pastor Kent demonstrates from the biblical narrative of the bent-over woman, whom Jesus healed on Sabbath at synagogue (Luke 13:10-17), that the woman suffered religious abuse by the synagogue ruler and his supporters. More at https://women.adventist.org/enditnow-day.
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