Hope Of The World
Posted: Friday, December 11
Verse of the day:
O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is unfailing love. His redemption overflows. He himself will redeem Israel from every kind of sin. (Psalm 130:7-8)
New Years is a few weeks away and already we’re making a list, (at least mentally), of things we want to change. We hope we exercise more to lose weight. We hope to be better with our money so we can buy a new car. We hope to become more disciplined so that we can have more time to spend with the family. What is your great “hope” for this New Year?
Be careful, because the things we place our hope in can keep us in an endless cycle of disappointment. What we end up doing is creating little momentary escapes to rescue us from whatever we think is wrong in our lives. This can happen when our hope isn’t first and foremost in the Lord
If we hate being overweight, the next diet is crafted into our momentary escape. It becomes the mechanism through which we hope to be rescued from our current state—and that current state could reflect any number of struggles in our lives. Take it a step further, and consider the dollar. How many of us place our hope in little green pieces of paper and silver coins, or other forms of security, (that will some day pass away), offered to us by a secular society that is destined to fail?