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DAY 9 SUNDAY: AUGUST 2020

KEEP YOUR HOPE ALIVE IN CHRIST JESUS!

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope (Romans 15:4).

Life without hope in Christ Jesus is dead. When your hope is dead, life becomes difficult and boring. It is your hope in Christ Jesus that keeps your life moving and exciting. Your faith in God needs hope to overcome life’s challenges. The Bible says in the opening text that whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that his hope is made alive in Christ Jesus. It is the hope that is made alive in Christ Jesus that produces result in life forever.

No matter the life’s challenges and obstacles, you should never lose hope in Christ Jesus. When the devil succeeded in taking away your hope in Christ Jesus, you are completely defeated in life. Challenges and obstacles of life can never last forever because there are better days ahead for those who believed and anchored their hope in Christ Jesus. That is why the Bible says in Psalm 30:5, “…weeping may endue for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Therefore, a Christian must believe vehemently that difficult situations in life do not last but the joy of the Lord is his strength in life forever.

Any Christian who wants his hope of life to be sustained, he should learn to build his hope of life on the Solid Rock of life which is Jesus Christ. That is the reason why the Bible says in Colossians 1:27, “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” In fact, the riches of God’s glory are found in Jesus Christ who is our eternal hope of glory in life. Every Christian is expected to take note of the fact that Jesus Christ is his hope of glory in life. A Christian’s hope of glory is sustained and kept alive by absolute grace in Christ Jesus forever.

Daily Tip: Every Christian is expected to keep his hope alive by constantly looking up to Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of his faith in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Eternal Rock of Ages! I receive Your grace to keep my hope alive forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of hopelessness in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Proverbs 24:14; Jeremiah 29:11.           RBT: ISAIAH 31-33