Bible Ballistics: “BBs” HOPE??? Pt. 2 #38
I just couldn’t share all that I had in the Wednesday post so I wanted to continue our look at ‘hope’. We all know that difficult days are surrounding us and will get even worse. What is our hope? Our hope is in the sovereign God in whom we trust and His son Jesus Christ.
What is the basis of our confidence? Romans 5:1-5,
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 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. 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
First and foremost we must give our life to Jesus—You must Repent and trust HIS death for you, that His death is sufficient to pay for all sin. The result, as Paul says above, we are ‘justified’ by that very faith in Jesus—given a right standing with God.
2 Corinthians 5:21, ‘For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
We now have ‘peace’ with God—the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1:14, “ In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”
And because of that, we live in His grace and the hope of glory–. Because of Him, we can glory in the trials because:
tribulation worketh patience—
patience worketh experience—
experience confirms our HOPE—
reinforces our confidence in HIM.
All this by the precious Holy Spirit who is given to each one who puts their trust in Jesus–because
“Christ died for the ungodly”!!!
And because HE died for me—I can say with Paul —
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;” 2 Corinthians 4:7-9.
So?? Make sure your hope is in the right place!!! Your faith, your hope is only as good as the object in which it is placed. Jesus delivers—place your trust in HIM, today!!!!