Many times in the book of Nehemiah we see the importance of perseverance and continuing to trust God in the face of difficulty, opposition and hard work. Here are some great quotes on the importance of Christian perseverance:
‘Christ ceaseth not to work by His intercession with God for us, and by His Spirit in us for God, whereby He upholds His saints, their graces, their comforts in life, without which they would run to ruin’ – William Gurnall.
‘Your life is short, your duties many, your assistance great, and your reward sure; therefore faint not, hold on and hold up, in ways of well-doing, and heaven shall make amends for all’ – Thomas Brooks.
‘If Christ has once possessed the affections, there is no dispossessing of him again. A fire in the heart overcomes all fires without’ – Richard Sibbes.
‘When we are foiled, let us believe we shall overcome; when we have fallen, let us believe we shall rise again. Jacob, after he received a blow which made him lame, yet would not give over wrestling (Genesis 32:25) till he had obtained the blessing. So let us never give up, but, in our thoughts knit the beginning, progress and end together, and then we shall see ourselves in heaven out of the reach of all enemies’ – Richard Sibbes.