Scriptures on Pressing Forward

Compiled by The BibleStudyTools Staff on 10/13/2021
Scriptures on Pressing Forward

Scriptures on Pressing Forward with Faith and Courage

Read this collection of Bible verses about pressing ahead towards the goal of love and faith in Jesus Christ. Let us shed contemplations of the past for the work and focus of the present moment. May these scripture quotes be a motivation to "press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:14)

"Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:13-14)

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." (2 Timothy 4:7)

"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9)

Read more Bible verses on pressing forward in the collection of scriptures below!

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2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
New Creation
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.
Hebrews 11:1 - What Is Faith?
1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
James 2:17
17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Your Daily Verse - John 14:6
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Your Daily Verse - Philippians 1:6
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Colossians 3:2 - Things Above
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians 3:16
16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Philipians 4:13
13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.
2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.
13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 12:1 - Run with Endurance
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Kept the Faith
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Your Daily Verse - 1 Thessalonians 5:18
17 pray continually,
18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Your Daily Verse - Isaiah 40:29
28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.
27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.