Thursday, March 8

Romans 8:24

Romans 8:24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?

Paul in v. 16 revealed the Holy Spirit bears witness that we are children of God. However, we still live in a fallen world that groans along with us as we wait for the final step in our salvation, which is the redemption of our bodies. Although we have been saved and are eternally secure, we are still being saved as we groan and wait eagerly for the consummation of our salvation. In this hope we were saved and we rest our confidence in reaching the celestial City of God. Believers understand that the world is not our home and we are only passing through on a journey to our eternal home for which we hope and anticipate. While the hope that is in us is unseen, it is a sure hope and expectation that is based on the promises of God. Just as the airline passengers in the photo above have a hope and expectation of landing safely at home, believers also have an expectation and hope of landing safely in the eternal kingdom that is based on a much stronger promise than any airline could ever give.

Praise God that the Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirit that our hope is based on the solid rock of Christ and not sifting sand.


Craver Vii said...

"we are only passing through on a journey"

That is where the mindset of being a sojourner comes to play. We are not inclined to be so damaged then, when we lose something or cannot have an item, status, or whatever, that everybody else has. We are sojourners, so we travel light, using whatever manna we are given today, but not behaving as if our hope depends on what the world says we need.

jazzycat said...

Thanks. Good points. Our world view is different and I will touch that base on the next verse.