THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
When you dress in the morning, some folk say you are actually
making a statement about your hope for the day.
For instance, if you put on “flip-flops,” you are saying,
”I hope I don’t have to run today!”
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
The word from which “hope” is translated is the Greek elpis (el pece’).
It means to anticipate with pleasure and in confidence!
The hope of eternal life we have in Christ is the basis for our daily joy here on earth!
Meditating on the joys of heaven strengthens our living today.
And, it’s not all about thinking of gates of pearl, walls of jasper, and streets of gold.
Daily we become weary and fatigued with the battle of sin.
But, in heaven, weariness will be banished!
There’ll be no tiring there!
Today, we are constantly in war with temptation.
But, in heaven, sin will be banished, and there will be no temptation!
There’ll be no crying there!
Today, we grieve for loved ones we have lost.
But, in heaven, we will be immortal!
There’ll be no dying there!
Most of all: today, we know Christ dimly, as looking through a dark glass (1Cor. 13:12).
But, in heaven, we’ll know Him face to face, mind to mind, heart to heart!
We’ll know Him as He IS!
Dress your mind and heart with HOPE today!
And, when the devil reminds you of your frailness, remind him of his END!