In Romans 8:24 we find, “For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?” The fact is there is more to our salvation than what we have experienced and are experiencing.
Even though we do not see it all now, we have a forward confident expectation that it will be completely fulfilled in the future. Titus 3:7 says, “having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” In Hebrews 3:6 we find, “but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.”
In Hebrews 6:11-12, the writer calls for perseverance. He calls us to diligence. He calls us to steadfastness and to be on guard for signs of laziness and idleness. “And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
Finally, as we can see in Titus 2:11-13, our hope is tied to the return and glorious appearing of our Lord. “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” With the hope we have we are called to endure.
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