This devotional first appeared in https://www.truthforlife.org
Perseverance is the badge of true saints. The Christian life is not only a beginning in the ways of God, but also means continuing in those ways as long as life lasts. It is with a Christian as it was with the great Napoleon: He said, “Conquest has made me what I am, and conquest must maintain me.” So under God, dear believer in the Lord, conquest has made you what you are, and conquest must sustain you. Your motto must be, “Aim higher.” The only true conqueror who shall be crowned in the end is he who continues until war’s trumpet is blown no more.
Perseverance is, therefore, the target of all our spiritual enemies.
So, Christian, wear your shield close to your armor and cry earnestly to God, that by His Spirit you may endure to the end.