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Show Me Your Hope

For the Christian, the born again believer in our Lord Jesus Christ, our hope is in Him. In Christ that is. In the finished work that fulfilled our debt to God. In His death and resurrection Christ did what no mortal could do. Although born of ordinary means he was fully divine. This is where our hope lies.

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

The hope that is used in the verse above has an adjective before it , lively. Other translations use living. This hope is living because Jesus Christ is living and active in the believer. A living hope is one that is trustworthy. It’s one that we can fully trust in because not only is it living and active it is everlasting. We have inherited this everlasting hope through an inheritance by Christ’s finished work on the Cross.

The next couple verses in 1 Peter 1 go on to describe the inheritance we receive because Christ was resurrected and then ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. But,Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is what I want to look at briefly. Peter here is thanking God for sending his only son to die on the cross for our sins. This phrase of Thanksgiving is also found in this verse.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

So the hope we have is in Christ and because of Him rising up out of the grave. Show me a more trustworthy place to put your hope. Why would a Christian put their hope in any worldly thing? Jesus speaking in Matthew illustrates for us what happens to worldly things, and why we should only hope in the things in heaven.

Matthew 6:19-21 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

About Matthew S

I'm currently a Deacon at a Baptist Church in the process of becoming an elder. I have an amazing wife and one son. Currently work in a box/puzzle factory. I enjoy studying God's word, lifting weights, hiking, hunting and fishing.

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  1. Thanks Matthew for your words which point us to Christ and the eternal hope we have in Him.

  2. Thank you, Matthew, your articles are informative with powerful messages. I’m sure you’re doing an amazing job preaching the Word, because you are doing a phenomenal job of writing it too!
    God Bless~

  3. thanks matthew

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