Season of Endurance
Preacher: Rabbi Peggy Michalchuk | Series: Endurance | MIKVEH 5779/2019
Hebrews 12:1-2 (Amp)
1 Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance (#5281) and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us,
2 Looking away [from all that will distract] to Yeshua, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Romans 5:2-5 (Complete Jewish Bible)
2 Also through [Yeshua] and on the ground of our trust, we have gained access to this grace in which we stand; so let us boast about the hope of experiencing God’s glory. 3 But not only that, let us also boast in our troubles; because we know that trouble produces endurance (#5281), 4 endurance produces character, and character produces hope; 5 and this hope does not let us down, because God’s love for us has already been poured out in our hearts through the Ruach HaKodesh who has been given to us.
Endurance: (hupomone: Strong’s #5281) Constancy, perseverance, continuance, bearing up, steadfastness, holding out, patient endurance. This word describes the capacity to continue to bear up under difficult circumstances, not with a passive complacency, but with a hopeful fortitude that actively resists weariness and defeat.
Endures: (hupomeno: Strong’s #5278) To hold one’s ground in conflict, bear up against adversity, hold out under stress, stand firm, persevere under pressure, wait calmly and courageously. It is not passive resignation to fate and mere patience, but the active, energetic resistance to defeat that allows calm and brave endurance. [Matt. 24:13 “But he who endures to the end shall be saved.”]
Endure: (anechomai: Strong’s #430) not losing courage under pressure