Always PerseveresStuart Jones “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13: 6-7 NIV) That deep description of love Paul provides ends with the characteristic of perseverance, a message that love will last no matter what. The dictionary tells us persevere is to persist despite counter influences, opposition or discouragement. Comfort comes from knowing something will last, stand the test of time and the test of resistance. We may face painful trials, but love will be with us always.