Establish / Confirm / Stability

Establish Confirm Stability rom 1 vs 11

Rom 1:11 For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you,
that you may be


“established” sterizo –  στηρίζω (stay-rid’-zo)

Verb: Aorist, Passive, Infinitive, Accusative

Strengthen, make firm, establish; fix, set up (Lk 16:26); Make a firm resolve (Lk 9:51)

Akin to sterigx (support, prop); to make fast, establish: —confirm, determined, establish, established, fixed, strengthen, strengthening.

sterizo – στηρίζω [stay-rid’-zo]

From a presumed derivative of Histemi (like Stereos); to set fast, that is, (literally) to turn resolutely in a certain direction, or (figuratively) to confirm:—fix, (e-) stablish, steadfastly set, strengthen.

histemi – στημι [his’-tay-mee]

A prolonged form of a primary word stao (of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses); to stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively):—abide, appoint, bring, continue, covenant, establish, hold up, lay, present, set (up), stanch, stand (by, forth, still, up).

stereos – στερεός [ster-eh-os’]

From Histemi; stiff, that is, solid, stable (literally or figuratively):—steadfast, strong, sure.

sterizo – στηρίζω – Thayer Definition:

1) to make stable, place firmly, set fast, fix

2) to strengthen, make firm

3) to render constant, confirm, one’s mind


Rom 16:25-26 “Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, 26but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith;”

1 Thess 3:11-13 “Now may our God and Father Himself and Jesus our Lord direct our way to you; 12and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you; 13so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.”


Rom 1:10-11

2 Pet 1:12 “Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you.”


Luke 22:28-32 (Jesus spoke these words at the Passover supper) “You are those who have stood by Me in My trials; 29and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you 30that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 31“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

1 Thess 3:2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage (Parakaleo) you as to your faith,”

2 Thess 2:16-17 “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, 17comfort (Parakaleo) and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.”

2 Thess 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.”

James 5:8 You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.”

Rev 3:2 “Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God.”


1 Pet 5:10 “After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect (complete), confirm, strengthen and establish (lay a foundation) you.”


Luke 16:26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.”

Determined / Set:

Luke 9:51 When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem;”

Determined / Steadfastly:

Luke 9:51 “When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem;”

The believer who has personal love for God and divine viewpoint thinking will have contentment, stability, composure, and all the other characteristics of spiritual self-esteem.

Mental Stability, is having correct and accurate application of Bible Doctrine in adversity and in prosperity.

(Phil 1:9; Phil 4:12-13).

When the believer reaches Spiritual Autonomy, he has perpetuated mental stability.

Proverbs 19:8 “He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will find good.”

Philippians 2:5 Have this attitude (unselfish humility) in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.”

The believer is no longer vulnerable to pressure as he was upon first entering spiritual adulthood.

The Believer who grows spiritually now has a greater ability to concentrate so that he can apply Bible Doctrine more consistently in adversity, as well as in prosperity.

Spiritual autonomy is the epitome of sanity and mental stability.