Perseverance is an old fashioned word, and yet still appears in the most recent translations of the Bible. It's not fashionable to tell people they need to "make an effort" as part of being a Christian, and yet in this message John Alley showed how every command has a promise, and how very frequently, promises also come with proviso, or attached condition. So making an effort, is actually still a part of being a faithful follower of the Lord. He wants us to persevere, to seek after Him and to find Him. Everything we receive if by grace, yet in hand with this, the scriptures call for the "perseverance of the saints."