Hope is part of faith

Last updated on December 24, 2021

What does the Bible teach about hope?

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)

1 Corinthians 13:13 says, “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Today’s verse from Hebrews 11 explains the relationship between faith and hope.
Faith convicts us of things we cannot see. It makes us trust God’s Word about the past, the present and the future. Hope is an essential part of this faith, namely the part that is focused on the future. Faith is what makes real the things we hope for.

This relationship between faith and hope also makes clear what believers are hoping for, namely the good things God has promised us for the future. And that is a lot. It includes spiritual blessings during our earthly life, but also eternal life in the Lord’s presence on a new earth where sin, suffering and death will be no more. These things can’t be seen yet, but through faith we can nevertheless be sure that our hopes will come true.

Do you have this saving faith?

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