Tag Archives: eternal hope

November 25, 2015


Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Once again we have a passage where the Japanese seems much richer than the English. Rendered in English, the Japanese says, “Wait in hope/wait … Continue reading

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September 30, 2015


1 Thessalonians 4:13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. I naturally use this verse in most of the funerals I … Continue reading

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August 29, 2015


Acts 16:19 When the owners of the slave girl realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market-place to face the authorities. There are good hopes and there are … Continue reading

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July 31, 2015


Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Psychologists will tell you that this verse is spot-on. Various mental/emotional disorders can be traced to just this sort of thing. The Japanese … Continue reading

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April 17, 2013


Romans 5:5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us. People hope for all sorts of things, and sometimes they get them and … Continue reading

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