Hope and Intimacy

Overwhelming evidence not only shows the existence of God, but His great love toward mankind.  Nonetheless, a large number of people are willingly ignorant, which is beyond mere ignorance of the truth.  It’s one thing to be naïve and lack understanding.  It is quite another when one makes the decision to never acquire knowledge and understanding.  Obviously, a good many do not want to be held accountable for their lifestyle choices, so they choose to disbelieve in God.  Unfortunately for them, they’ve also chosen to live a life without hope.  A worldview that excludes God is void of hope.  Why do you think the devil fights so hard against the truth?  He doesn’t even care if people don’t believe he exists; in fact, it gives him an advantage.  If he can keep people in a state of unbelief, he already has stolen their hope.  Not only that, but their purpose for living.
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Capture the Scope of Our Hope

The Bible assures us that hope doesn’t disappoint (Romans 5:5). In reality, there are many people who have hoped for certain things without getting them. Were they disappointed? Maybe, but this is only if they minimised the scope of their hope. 1 Corinthians 15:15 says: ‘If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men’.

Hope is counted among the three things that shall not pass away in 1 Corinthians 13. This means that even when one has lost all things, including life itself, he shall have not lost a thing if his hope was set at the right place (see Hebrews 11:13,39).
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