We consider the third fruit of holy love: that we will persevere in obedience to the end of our lives, no matter what trials and difficulties we may have to face. This follows from the fact that this holy love in our souls will never be fully extinguished. Therefore, we will continue to move forward towards Christ-likeness until we obtain it in heaven. We consider that:
A true believer will persevere because the Lord is preserving him or her. If we hold on to the Lord, it is a good sign that we are true believers.