September, 2011

Reflections on the Christian’s Hope

“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
– Romans 5:1-2

In times of trouble, then, when our sin has brought misery into our lives, all of us need to be reminded of the hope of the gospel.
– Jay Adams

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand!
– Edward Mote

The hope of the final victory is so much the more vivid because of the unshakably firm conviction that the battle that decides the victory has already taken place.
– Oscar Cullman, referring to Christ’s decisive victory on the cross

Our God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come:
O be our guard while troubles last, and our eternal home!
– Isaac Watts

“The sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us.”
– Romans 8:18