TOPIC: HOPE THAT DOES NOT DISAPPOINT
DATE: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2015
“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.”
Romans 5:5 (KJV)
When the world is hoping for something there is room for failure. The hope of the world may or may not be accomplished. It is dependent on the subject matter. This is very different from the hope we have as believers. In fact it is the direct opposite, because the hope of the believer has no room for failure at all. It is a confident expectation of good. It is built on what is infallible, errorless, and impregnable. It is built on the word of God, which upholds all things (Hebrews 1:3).
The hope of the believer is the kind that Abraham had; against all hope (the hope of the world, human hope), he believed in hope (biblical hope) “[. . .] that he might become the father of many nations according to that which was spoken [. . .]” (Romans 4:18, KJV). Abraham’s hope was not disappointed. Do you realise that faith cannot work if it is not linked to this hope that does not disappoint (Hebrews 11:1)?
After Abraham waited patiently he received the promise (Hebrews 6:15). I encourage you to hold on in the same way. Never give up because your hope cannot be disappointed. God has sworn by Himself that He cannot lie. It is impossible for God to lie. If He said it, you can go to bed with confident expectation that what He has said will occur. We have this hope as an anchor to our soul; it is very firm and secure. You can go to the bank with this hope. Everything else may fail, but the word of God will not because it lives and abides forever. I will hear your testimony.
Further reading: Romans 4:17-22, Hebrews 6:11-20
Daily Bible reading:
Morning- Isaiah 28-29,
Evening- Philippians 4