Tag Archives: hope

Tears Before Joy; September 30, 2022


Psalm 126:5-6 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. This is a justly famous passage, and it … Continue reading

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Light; September 14, 2022


Psalm 97:11-12 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name. The turn of phrase in the Japanese grabbed my attention as I … Continue reading

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Redemption; August 18, 2022


Psalm 31:5 Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth. The first half of this is famous as one of the last things Jesus spoke from the cross, (Luke 23:46) but where the … Continue reading

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Infinite God; August 6, 2022


Psalm 2:11 Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. This verse captures some of the complexity of fallible, finite creatures like us relating to an infinite, perfectly holy God. He doesn’t need us, but we can serve Him … Continue reading

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Purification from Sin; July 10, 2022


1 John 3:3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. This is an important verse, particularly in light of the section that follows. That following section has traditionally been badly misinterpreted, both into … Continue reading

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Personal Evangelism; July 9, 2022


1 Peter 3:15-16 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and … Continue reading

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Holiness; July 7, 2022


1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter is so packed with important truth! I could probably preach for … Continue reading

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Evangelism; July 4, 2022


Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Reading this chapter I’m always tempted to dwell on verse 31, because that, in the mouth of Jonathan Edwards, was used to spark … Continue reading

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A Firm Hope; July 2, 2022


Hebrews 6:19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain. There are two distinct metaphors in this verse, and many people don’t have a reference for either … Continue reading

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The Object of our Hope; June 25, 2022


1 Timothy 6:17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything … Continue reading

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