Living In Hope Hebrew 11:1
Hope Defined: elpis, elpizo to hope in a religious sense, to wait for salvation with joy and full confidence. Hopefully to trust in. Expectation of evil, fear, expectation of good, hope in the Christian sense, joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation. Origin: from a primary elpo (to anticipate, usually with pleasure).
Prosdako -to expect (whether in thought, in hope, or in fear) to look for, wait for positive anticipated expectation.
- Hope grows in the soil of future possibilities not yet manifested but are absolute reality. Promise or manifested glory. Romans 8:24-25; 2 Cor. 4:17-18; 5:17
- Instruction in Scripture creates the atmosphere of hope. Romans 15:4; 5:3-5; Psalm 119:81-83; Heb. 6:10-12; 10:35-36
The source of one’s hope is determined by what the individual allows to shape perception and dominate one’s thinking. Phil. 4:8; Rom. 12:2; 13:14; Psalm 51:10; Eph. 4:22-23; Col. 3:10 Scripture presents God as hope and not one who simply gives hope. Psalm 71:5; Jer. 17:3
Tiqvah is a Hebrew word meaning hope but more intensely refers to a cord or attachment. The underlying thought is that of connection between the hoping and the source possessed of reliable power within itself to make that hope a reality. Ex. The cord on a lamp plugged into an electrical socket. The light works as long as the cord is plugged in.
Faith and hope are companions in the economy of God. Hope never manifest without faith and faith is irrelevant without hope. Rom. 8:24-25
- Faith is the undergirding or support for hope. It is what hope stands on.
- It is the proof that what you are hoping for exist.
- Promise is the implied connection between hope and faith. Rom. 4:20-21; 2Tim. 2 Tim. 1:12; Heb. 11: 13
- Hope anticipates the fulfillment of promise because of the faithfulness of God. 1Cor 1:9; 10:13; 1Thes. 5:24; 2 Thes. 3:3; 1 John 1:9
- God’s faithfulness provides security for those who walk in hope.
- Hope is connected to waiting, particularly waiting with anticipation. This points to attitude and disposition regardless of circumstances. Psalm 31:24; 33:18, 22; 38:15; 42:5,11; 43:5, Acts 3:5