The concept of Hope
A continuation from Episode 12 of The Spoken Verity Podcast, where we explored the concept of Faith, this episode examined the concept of Hope. According to the English dictionary, hope is defined as “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.” But the Biblical meaning of hope is a confident expectation and desire for good things in the future solely based on the character and promises of our God.
So a Christian’s hope is far superior to that of the world. Instead of wishing or hoping for something to happen, a believer knows that their hope is solid, concrete evidence because it is grounded in the Word of God and we know that God cannot lie (Heb 6:18; Num 23:19)
In this episode, we discussed…
— What is hope? [08:55]
- As detailed above, Biblical hope, in addition to desiring something good for the future and expecting it to happen, is also confident that something good will happen based on the Word of God.
— Why is it important for Christians to keep their hope in Christ? [14:14]
- The Christ Factor is what really separates the worldly definition of hope and the biblical definition of hope. If our hope as Christians is not solely based on Christ, we lose the certainty attached to it and it becomes a wish.
— How do you as a Blood-bought, Holy Spirit believer keep hope alive during these current times? [31:10]
- By placing a premium on our most important relationship—which is with the Holy Spirit.
- By ministering to others about our hope in glory, Christ Jesus.
- By remembering that our story ends in victory.