Friday, July 6, 2012

Proverbs 23:17-18 A certainty, not just a hope

17 Do not let your heart envy sinners,
    but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord.
18 There is surely a future hope for you,
    and your hope will not be cut off. 

These verses made me think of an old hymn, that speaks about what we hope for, as Christians. And yet, it is not just a hope -- it is a certainty that we can cling to, and we can depend upon.

Paul wrote this in Romans:
Romans 15:13  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
How wonderful it will be when our hope becomes a reality!
 
Love divine, so great and wondrous,
Deep and mighty, pure, sublime;
Coming from the heart of Jesus—
Just the same thro’ tests of time.

 He the pearly gates will open,
So that I may enter in;
For He purchased my redemption
And forgave me all my sin.

Like a sparrow hunted, frightened,
Weak and helpless— such was I;
Wounded, fallen, yet He healed me—
He will heed the sinner’s cry.

Love divine, so great and wondrous!
All my sins He then forgave;
I will sing His praise forever,
For His blood, His pow’r to save.

In life’s eventide, at twilight,
At His door I’ll knock and wait;
By the precious love of Jesus
I shall enter heaven’s gate.

Wishing you God's blessings and peace, this weekend!

1 comment:

Belinda said...

I think we all could use a little reminder about hope Snoodles! Thanks for a lovely post.

Have a great weekend!