Daily Bible Verse

Study: Hope

El Peace (HOPE) (theological dictionary Kittle)

There is here something characteristic. In the OT there is no neutral concept of expectation. An expectation is either good or bad and therefor it is either hope or fear. Hope itself is thus differentiated linguistically from fear of the future. Hope as expectation of good is closely linked with trust, and expectation is also yearning in, in which the element of patient waiting for fleeing for refuge is emphasized.

Hope is thus hope of the good, and so long as there is life there is hope. But this hope is not a consoling dream of the imagination which causes us to forget our present troubles, nor are we warned of is uncertainty, as in the Greek world. The life of the righteous is grounded in hope. To have hope, to have a future, is a sign that things are well with us. This hope is naturally directed to God.

Hope (noun) – Bullinger Lexicon – ie expectation of something future.

Subjective: a well-grounded expectation and a gladly and firmly help prospect of a future good

Objective: the expected good, that for which we hope

1st usage

Act 2:25-26 – Davids hope was in the coming messiah – as a result his heart rejoiced, his tongue was glad, and he rested in hope (the expectation of future good)

25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope (the expectation of future good):

Romans 4:13-18 – Abraham believed in hope (the expectation of future good) that he would be a father of many nations. He had faith (believing what you hear) and had a firm conviction in what God told him.

13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through (the dividing line) the law, but through (the dividing line) the righteousness of faith.

14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void (has been emptied), and the promise made of none effect (nullified):

15 Because the law worketh wrath (anger together with revenge): for where no law is, there is no (neither) transgression (violation).

16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might (may) be sure to all (Jews and Gentiles) the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before (in the sight of) him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth (make alive) the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Genesis 15:1-6 – example of HOPE – the expectation that God will do what God says he’ll do. I believe Abram was 75 when God promised this. He waited 25 YEARS to have a child. That is an amazing example of faith and having hope that God would perform that which he promised.

15 After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

Hope – the expectation that God will do what God says he’ll do

Romans 5:1-5 – We are justified by faith and are living in a state of piece with God. Hope will never cause shame and our tribulation works in us a patient enduring that leads to hope.. having the expectation of future good that God will perform that which he tells us (both individually and in his Word).

Essentially, no matter where you are in life you can always rest in hope (having expectation of future good) because everything youre going through is leading you to hope anyways.

Therefore being justified (set forth as righteous) by (out from) faith (believing), we have peace (state of undisturbed well being) with (out from) God through (the dividing line) our Lord Jesus Christ:

By (the dividing line) whom also we have (obtained) access (the introduction) also by (the dividing line) faith into (motion to) this grace (a kind, affectionate, pleasing nature and inclining disposition) wherein (in which) we stand, and rejoice (speak loud, boast, vaunt oneself) in (resting within) hope (expectations of future good) of the glory (a real knowledge of a matter, that which attracts attention) of God.

And not only so, but we glory (rejoice also) in (resting within) tribulations (pressure, compression, hence pressure from evil, affliction, stress) also: knowing that tribulation worketh (effects) patience (patient enduring);

4 And patience (patient enduring), experience (the state of being tried or having been tried); and experience (the state of being tried or having been tried), hope (expectations of future good):

And hope (expectations of future good) maketh not ashamed (cause shame); because the love (agape) of God is shed abroad (to shed blood, to pour out, to kill) in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is (was) given unto us.

TRUST – comes from the root word HOPE

HOPE – (el-peace)

Isaiah 26:4


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