Spiritual faithfulness is not automatic, but is helped by recognizing and following godly, scriptural examples.

10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me.
— 2 Tim 3:10-11

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