In this Bible study on steadfastness, we’ll learn what it means to be firm in the faith every day by reading the Best Steadfast in the Bible Verses.

Let’s face it, sometimes we just want to give up.

Not long ago, I was in that situation. I wanted to chuck it all and walk away from everything God had asked me to do. It’s not that I didn’t want to follow God or His plan for my life anymore.

I was just so frustrated by the hard work I was doing and struggling to find success in the mission God gave me.

But as I prayed about what to do next, God gave me one word… steadfast.

Honestly, it didn’t make me feel any better. I wanted God to tell me it was okay to give up and move on to something else.

But that’s not God’s plan for my life. He wants me exactly where I am. And He wants me to remain steadfast in the faith despite the hardship.

Maybe you’re facing a similar situation. And maybe you feel like giving up right now.

But God has a word for you too… steadfast.

So, let’s discover what this important word means in our lives and how we can have steadfast faith even when it seems impossible.

What does Steadfast in the Bible Mean?

The Miriam Webster Dictionary defines steadfast as firmly fixed in place or not subject to change. It talks about being loyal, faithful, constant, and resolute.

These are all great words but what does steadfast in the Bible mean?

The New Testament book of James sums it up beautifully.

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12 ESV

We will all face difficulties. It’s just a fact of life. But during those times God wants us to be all those words the dictionary defined for us, loyal, faithful, constant, and resolute.

That’s what it means to be steadfast according to the Holy Bible. And when we are, God promises us a special reward, the crown of life.

 

Best Bible Verses about Steadfast

Steadfastness in Christ is a quality every Christian should possess. It’s knowing that Jesus is the center of what we do and how we live every day. And that the work we do on His behalf will be rewarded in heaven one day.

These Bible verses about steadfastness are a gift from God. Each one teaches us to look to God when we need the strength to be faithful. Because Himself is steadfast, unchangeable, and constant.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV

 

Create in me a clean heart, O God,

And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Psalm 51:10 NASB

 

The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace,

Because he trusts in You.

Isaiah 26:3 NASB

 

You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked;  but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 3:17-18 NKJV

 

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;

I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!

Psalm 57:7 NASB

 

May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 ESV

 

He will not fear bad news;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.

Psalm 112:7 NASB

 

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

1 Timothy 6:11 ESV

 

My heart is steadfast, O God!
I will sing and make melody with all my being!

Psalm 108:1 ESV

 

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 6:19-20 ESV

 

if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.

Colossians 1:23 NASB

 

 

For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the]knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously  giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.

Colossians 1:9-12 NASB1995

For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,

Hebrews 3:14 NKJV

 

 

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:5-8 ESV

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Remain Steadfast Scripture

The Bible tells us over and over to stand firm in the faith. It’s just a different way of reminding us to remain steadfast.

These scriptures on standing firm will give you courage and a steadfast heart as you move ahead.

They have always helped me during the hard times I’ve faced. So, I encourage you to store them in your heart for a moment of weakness. They’re sure to get you through it.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV

 

So resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brothers and sisters who are in the world.

1 Peter 5:9 NASB

 

For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.

Colossians 2:5 NIV

 

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

1 Peter 5:10 NIV

 

and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are partners in our sufferings, so also you are in our comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:7 NASB

 

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:2-4 ESV

 

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23 ESV

 

in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV

 

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 10:23 ESV

 

I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false.

Revelation 2:2 NIV

 

To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

 We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints; because of the hope reserved for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel which has come to you, just as in all the world also it is bearing fruit and increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth;

Colossians 1:2-6 NASB

 

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

1 Peter 5:8 NKJV

 

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The Steadfast Love of the Lord Verse

The steadfast love of God is a faithfulness beyond measure. He loves us and is loyal to us simply because of His unfailing love.

It’s who He is. And it’s what He does. Even when we don’t deserve it.

In the following scriptures about the steadfast love of the Lord we can feel the praise for God’s unending love in every verse!

And I pray you will worship at His feet as you read about His steadfast love for you today.

 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who alone does great wonders,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who by understanding made the heavens,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who spread out the earth above the waters,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who made the great lights,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
the sun to rule over the day,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
 the moon and stars to rule over the night,
for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
and brought Israel out from among them,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
with a strong hand and an outstretched arm,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who divided the Red Sea in two,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
and made Israel pass through the midst of it,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
but overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who led his people through the wilderness,
for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who struck down great kings,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
and killed mighty kings,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
Sihon, king of the Amorites,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
and Og, king of Bashan,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
and gave their land as a heritage,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
a heritage to Israel his servant,
for his steadfast love endures forever.

It is he who remembered us in our low estate,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
 and rescued us from our foes,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
he who gives food to all flesh,
for his steadfast love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of heaven,
for his steadfast love endures forever.

Psalm 136:1-26 ESV

 

Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.

Psalm 17:7 ESV

 

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble
and gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.

Psalm 107:1-3 ESV

 

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Lovingkindness

Just like God’s steadfast love, His lovingkindness is always on display in our lives.

But what does loving kindness mean anyway?

In the Bible lovingkindness refers to God’s mercy.

And it’s His mercy that caused God to send His only Son to die for us.

That lovingkindness is an extension of God’s steadfast love for all people. And our way to redemption through Jesus Christ His Son.

In the next verses we see His lovingkindness overflowing for those who fear Him.

 

The Lord favors those who fear Him,

Those who wait for His lovingkindness.

Psalm 147:11

 

He loves righteousness and justice;

The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord.

Psalm 33:5

 

Your lovingkindness, O Lord, extends to the heavens,

Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

Psalm 36:5

 

Many are the sorrows of the wicked,

But he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him.

Psalm 32:10

 

Lovingkindness and truth have met together;

Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Psalm 85:10

 

But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;

I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.

Psalm 52:8

 

Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning;

For I trust in You;

Teach me the way in which I should walk;

For to You I lift up my soul.

Psalm 143:8

 

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,

So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:11

 

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 118:29

 

The Lord is gracious and merciful;

Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.

Psalm 145:8

 

O Israel, hope in the Lord;

For with the Lord there is lovingkindness,

And with Him is abundant redemption.

Psalm 130:7

 

For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake,

But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you,

And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,”

Says the Lord who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 54:10

 

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,

Titus 3:4-6 ESV

 

 

 

Examples of Steadfastness in the Bible

The benefits of being steadfast in the Lord are seen in these examples of steadfastness from the Bible.

We’ll start with the unfortunate example of not following God’s will and the destruction that is sure to come when you walk away from Him.

Then we’ll move on to the blessings that God showers us with when we chose the path of righteousness.

And end with God’s unchanging nature and perfect gift of grace.

I pray each one will inspire you to remain steadfast, faithful, and loyal to God’s call on your life.

Many a man proclaims his own loyalty,

But who can find a trustworthy man?

Proverbs 20:6

 

Hear the word of the Lord, O children of Israel, for the Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land;

Hosea 4:1 ESV

 

For their heart was not steadfast toward Him,

Nor were they faithful in His covenant.

Psalm 78:37

 

Oh that my ways may be established

To keep Your statutes!

Psalm 119:5

 

 

“Then, indeed, you could lift up your face without moral defect,

And you would be steadfast and not fear.

Job 11:15

 

We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.

James 5:11

 

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;

Colossians 4:2

 

and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,

2 Peter 1:6

 

Watch the path of your feet

And all your ways will be established.

Proverbs 4:26

 

But he who stands firm in his heart, being under no constraint, but has authority over his own will, and has decided this in his own heart, to keep his own virgin daughter, he will do well.

1 Corinthians 7:37

 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

James 1:17 NKJV

 

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Revelation 21:1-4 ESV

 

I truly pray these Best Steadfast in the Bible Verses have shown you the faithfulness of God in your life. And have inspired you to remain steadfast in the faith!

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