Hope, motivated Abraham.
Hope, sustained Joseph.
Hope, protected Daniel.
We would do well to meditate and consider, treasure and trust the hope God has given us.
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
For a believer, our hope is central to our faith. What we proclaim to believe and endeavor to do is rooted in our hope. It is intangible in the physical realm, but it is palpable and deep in the realm of the spirit.
People of faith are happier people.
More faith, a greater sense of peace, joy and sense of purpose in the world you live in.
Logically, philosophically, and practically, learning how to believe is a pathway to a better life.
Our hope extends beyond this life. Truth is, the sum total of our hope is anchored from beyond this life. Though we may not be able to explain it or understand it, we know it deep inside our souls. No doubt because we believe the scripture, however, our spirit bears witness.
19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1 Corinthians 15
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
There are times we “groan” in expectation of a better day, the redemption of the Body.
Jesus is coming soon.
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