An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Expectation Hope

(Proverbs 23:18 KJV)  For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Many different Hebrew words are translated “hope” in English New Testaments.  In English we use the one word to convey many degrees of meaning.  In using “expectation” (8615b) the KJV tries to get across that this “hope” (8615b) (NASB) is not the empty wishing of the world but a foundation of assurance. 

The point is that we do not need to worry about the hope dissolving or dissipating.  We know that the day will come when all we see will come to an end, Jesus will return and the new Earth will be laid out before us.

So?  If you are having a bad day, lift up your eyes.  If it has been a bad year, look to the future.  When you get old enough you can tell people you are ready to go and see the puzzled looks on their faces.

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