Words and language are crucial to understanding meaning and when it comes to the word hope in Scripture it is crucially important to know it’s meaning
Unlike the common everyday English usage of the word HOPE, the Biblical, New Testament meaning contains zero uncertainty; but instead is a promise of something not yet realized. It’s going to happen!
For example, no matter what tremendous trials and tribulations believers face we have hope that no matter what may happen to us even in death we are destined to spend eternity with the Lord. And this hope can not disappoint us, because this hope is defined by God Himself, in that, God the Father sent His only Son Jesus Christ, to die in our place, to pay for our sins, was buried and raised from the dead three days later, the gospel. God has promised those who believe this gospel by faith alone; have the HOPE of spending eternity with God.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
We have crystal clear promises from God through His Word. Without His Word, believers have no basis for hope but our faith is documented. Get into your Bible and study don’t just read it, study it.
‘For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. ‘
New Testament Hope is a certainty of a promise not yet realized.
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Faith, Sine Qua Non