Morning Devotion: Hope

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”
Hebrews 10:23 NKJV

Hope is such an important part of the Christian life. Not a hope of I hope this happens, but a confident assurance in God and in what the Word says.

Hope for the future, a home in Heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:19 NKJV “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” The King James says, we are of all men most miserable.

There is a false gospel in the church today that puts the emphasis on this life. A false gospel that encourages you to use your faith for things but if all our faith is used for the hear and now. If all our Christian focus is prospering on the earth, we are to be pitied.

Lay up not for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth corrupts, rather store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where thieves cannot break in and steal and where moths cannot corrupt it.

For the Christian, our hope lies not in the things of the earth. Our hope isn’t even for a great life by worldly standards. No, our hope is in Christ and in an eternity with Him. We take up our cross daily, to follow Him.

Romans 8:18-25 NKJV “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.”

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