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Where Does Your Hope Lie?

We live in a society that is clinging to a hope for a better day, someday, somehow. People of all ages and ethnicities are trying to have a hopeful outlook on life, yet are living without any hope because they are living without Christ and God in this world (Ephesians 2:12). This world offers nothing but despair, disappointments and shattered dreams. Christ is the one in whom the hope of all the nations rests. Believers in Christ as their Savior cements our hope (1 Timothy 1:1). It is a true, real, and stedfast hope - that which will not disappoint but is sure to deliver on the promises made - as rooted in a God that cannot lie!

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

So this hope is the certainty of eternal life by the grace given us in Jesus Christ as it so beautifully states in Titus 3:7, "That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”  This hope is firm in the fact that we have done nothing to earn it (Titus 3:5), but instead have Christ alone that has secured it by His completed act on the cross and confirmed act of resurrection from the grave! “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness!” as put so plainly in that great hymn of the faith, “The Solid Rock”, by Edward Mote. The same sentiment is so profoundly expressed by hymn-writer, Norman J. Clayton, in “My Hope is in the Lord”, when he wrote, “My hope is in the Lord who gave himself for me, and paid the price of all my sin at Calvary . . . my only hope is found in Jesus’ righteousness.” Life in Christ now and a life with Christ to come always delivers a peace, joy and contentment, “for to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21).

Romans 5:1–2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
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