Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 12, 2014
There is hope in your future, says the Lord. Jeremiah 31:17a, NKJV
In Christ there is hope; outside of Christ there is no hope. Those focused on heaven find hope; those focused on earth find hope illusive. A life lived by faith is hopeful, but a life lived in fear is hopeless. Hope is not just the outcome of an optimist, it is the fruit of those whose security is in their Savior Jesus Christ. Moreover, money messes with the mind as it demands full allegiance to the almighty dollar in exchange for false hope.
However, we discover authentic hope and freedom in our submission to Christ as Lord and Master of our fate. Deep abiding hope is not a strategy but a reality when we bow in reverent obedience to God. He does not tease His children with pseudo promises; on the contrary, our heavenly Father gave what was most precious to Him, His Son, so we could become sons and daughters of the Most High. Praise God, for hope is His gift when we focus by faith on Him.
“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
Related Readings: Ecclesiastes 9:4; Jeremiah 17:13; 1 Timothy 4:10; Colossians 3:1-4
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