Hopeful or Hopeless...
28 The prospect of the righteous is joy,
but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes;
all he expected from his power comes to nothing.
For those without Christ, their hope(s) will eventually perish. As believers, our hope has a name. His name is Jesus, and that is a hope that will never fade.
When most people use the word hope, they are wishing, desiring, or expecting a certain thing to happen. A person may say they “hope” their football team wins, or they “hope” they have enough money to buy an item. As believers, our hope is much different. It is more than a wish or a desire. Our hope is an assured confidence in the person of Jesus Christ. Our hope is a hope that will never perish or fade.
Why is it so important to have the right hope? Because Proverbs is very clear as to what happens to the hope of a person without Christ. That person’s hope will eventually come to nothing. The hope of a person without Christ will one day perish.
This causes me to stop and think about my actions and ask: Do my actions show others where my hope truly lies? Do I spend more time anticipating and planning for the things of this world, than I do seeking Christ? God has shown me over the years that my hope in Him is enough.The hope I have in Christ is more valuable than anything this world has to offer. My prayer is that you have the right hope.The hope that only Christ provides.
Questions To Ponder
What dies when a wicked person passes away?
What is the contrast being made in Prov. 10:28?
What is your hope in?Will it ultimately bring gladness?
Scripture Memory | March | Proverbs 21:30-31
“No human wisdom or understanding or plan
can stand against the Lord.
The horse is prepared for the day of battle,
but the victory belongs to the Lord.”