(Proverbs 10:28 KJV) The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
We see in this verse two words that have a similar meaning but lead to different results. We have “hope” (8431) and “expectation” (8615b). Both words are used in positive and negative ways. What is the difference?
It would seem that the difference is not the feeling we have but the object of that feeling and how that is expressed in our daily lives. Righteousness seems to have a reason for hoping. Evil does not. One is fulfilled; one, evaporates.
So? It is a simple little promise but maybe today you will be facing compromise or dilution of your position. Hang in there. It makes a difference.