Romans15:13 “May the god of hope fill you will all joy and peace in believe, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
“The Bible Dictionary” by George W. Knight & Rayburn W. Ray, defines hope as “A sure and steady faith in God’s promises. The believer has hope in God’s promise of salvation.”
- 1 Thessalonians 5:8 ESV “But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.”
- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 ESV “If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
- John 6:47 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.”
Hope is not a feeling. The bible conveys hope as a reality. Through reading the bible we know that there is no doubt in hope because we know that God always keeps his promises.