Matthew 24:8-13 KJV
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Matthew 24:13 calls us to endure unto the end. When I meditate on this scripture, I often think about those who have ended their own lives by their own hands. They decided to end their lives instead of enduring. As Matthew 24:8-13 describe, we will face many sorrows and hatred in this walk with Christ, but we must endure. Our salvation depends on our endurance.
Elder Jerome A. McGhee, Pastor
McGhee's Family Christian Ministries