The Bible says “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself
for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”
Titus 2:11-14 (KJV)
God’s grace unto mankind is demonstrated in the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ. He set the example of how to live, love, laugh, labor, listen, lead, and light up everything around us. He is
that blessed hope of His appearing again. He came the first time as the Perfect Lamb Sacrifice and He is coming again
as the Lion of Judah.
When it comes to hope there is a myriad of levels or types of hope. There are those with no
hope in their minds. They may fall victim to Satan’s greatest lie that one would be better off dead. These poor folks
struggle with their existence, thinking they are just struggling with a winless life and will one day die and no longer exist.
They see no hope.
Others have a false hope trusting in their own efforts to obtain salvation. They think by jumping through
certain hoops and acts of piety which some man or woman lists for them to observe they will find salvation. There are others
who have uncertain hope. They want to believe in salvation by faith alone but can’t quite bring themselves to trust
completely in they are tossed about with doubt.
We have a blessed
hope in Jesus. It is a rock solid confidence He is true to His Word and it is looked forward to with more anticipation
than the opening day of any hunting or fishing season, any sport or recreation or even a honeymoon. As Believers we have been
given a message and a motive. It is a message of a heaven to gain and a hell to avoid and it is a heartfelt desire and love
for others. Let’s encourage one another to tell all we can of that blessed hope found in Christ Jesus alone.
Daily Chronological Bible Reading: Leviticus 22-23