Hope provides comfort and peace
Greetings to all! With the holiday’s and Christmas upon us, I wanted to share a piece of work I produced in my seminary class: ST-106 Eschatology. This particular class takes a biblical look at how times will end from a christian perspective. I’m in my second year of studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. What an amazing/fulfilling eperience it has been. From time to time…I will post some of my work for you to read/follow/comment on. May God bless and inspire each who reads His words.
Priority of Hope
There is comfort, peace and assurance provided in having Hope in Christian Eschatology. Within our Lord’s prayer…”your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
It is no surprise that Jesus said, “This, then, is how you should pray.” Matthew 6:9
I find Hope in the expectation and promise.
Content of Hope
There’s peace in having a Hope in God’s word that points to a wonderful, eternal life. I rest with assurance through God’s word: “a faith and knowledge resting on the Hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time…”. Titus 1:2
For me, the alternative to Hope is anything but comforting. I have chosen to believe in Hope and not as some do in other idea’s like reincarnation: the proverbial hamster concept of spinning round and round and going nowhere with no relief.
I’ve found the only unchanging thing in my life is God’s word. As a part of this world, I do feel like a frustrated and yet hopeful person. I continue to be frustrated with the whims of our times. Yet, I’m hopeful when I stay focused on God’s promises and things to be expecting. Romans 8:18-‐25 is a rock to lean on! I do maintain Hope for what I have not seen and continue to persevere through challenges eagerly waiting on the Lord’s return.
I will not place my hope in worldly methods (Dr. Svigel)! Instead, as a believer, I will focus on certainty in knowing the Holy Spirit dwells within me and is at work for the glory of God. Luke 17:21.