(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.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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