"For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God." (Romans 8:24-27)
Today's Morsel: You know, scripture has a lot to say about hope. Paul places it in the category with faith and love. Someone penned a song which says, "Faith, hope, and charity that's the way to live successfully. How do I know? The Bible tells me so." Paul said, "For we are saved by hope." In other words, if we are looking for that eternal glory and the soon coming of the Lord, we must have hope and patiently wait for it. Paul also tells us that the thing which was written before was written for our example, that we through patience and comfort of the scripture might find hope (Romans 15:4). God's word is a great source of hope for us. We are told to study and apply it (2 Timothy 2:15, James 1:22). Solomon admonishes, "Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life" (Proverbs 13:12). Jesus is always at the end of hope. We know He is the tree of life.
Sing: Faith, hope, and charity that's the way to live successfully. How do I know? The Bible tells me so.
Thought for Today: Jesus is always at the end of hope. He is the tree of life.