What Is The Continent Of Believers' Hope?
by Dr. Willie B White
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Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waiteth for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heat shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
As we conclude our three-part series on Biblical hope which is an assured hope that is based on God the Father, Jesus Christ our Savior and God's Word all of which leads to a sure foundation that leads to eternal life.
That being said, the content of believer's hope is based on God's love, grace and mercy. God's mercy spared us from being eternally separated from Him. God's grace and mercy is imparted to us as believers experience suffering while here on earth, but believers have an assured hope that one day our suffering will be no more. This is because God will have wiped away all tears, sickness, pain and suffering and all believers will have been washed in the blood of Jesus Christ our Savior.
The content of believers' hope is based on the fact that we have a home not made with hands and whose builder is God Himself (Hebrews 11:10). The content of believer's hope is that we will be caught up with Jesus during the rapture and we will see Him as He is and will become like Him (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Philippians 3:20-21). Believers have a confident hope that when we get to heaven we have a crown of righteousness waiting for us (2 Timothy 4:8). Lastly, the content of believers' hope is eternal life (John 3:16; 6:47; 1 John 5:11-13).
Scripture encourages all believers to refrain from placing our trust and hope in material things and other men as both are short lived.
We can conclude then that the content of believers' hope is salvation which leads to eternal life and having glorified bodies like Christ our Savior.
Hope in God.
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