Today’s word is HOPE. God in his mercy constantly reminded the Jews that a messiah would be coming to save them from their sins and rule over his kingdom. Hundreds of years before Christ’s birth Isaiah wrote “Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:7 Knowing that a king was coming that would reign eternally with justice and righteousness gave them HOPE! Knowing that God would accomplish this with intense enthusiasm and devotion gave them HOPE!
We know Jesus came and established His eternal kingdom forever. When we know Him we are part of His kingdom. His ruling as king on earth is still future to us, but we can be assured that God will accomplish this next part too. We can have HOPE in the work of Jesus and in His Word. David put it this way in Psalm 130:5 “I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.” What God says will be accomplished just as He says. What a blessed HOPE we have in Jesus. Rejoice over His coming this Advent season! Have HOPE!
Blessings of HOPE,