Like the early church, Perseverance and delight must be your disposition to the Word of God. Being sold out to God has cost, but it's worth it!
To live is Christ and to die is gain...
The Christian journey isn't one filled with roses all the way through, but it is totally worth it!
If we will indeed live our lives for the cause of the Father like Jesus did, there is a degree of fervency we must possess.
We remind ourselves that the life of a believer is no longer his but Christ's. He lives for the greater cause of the one who saved him.