Tue February 19, 2019

Daily Manna

Daily Manna - Feb19

 

 

“He, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations.” (Rom.4:18)

Not only Abraham believed becoming the father of many nations, contrary to hope, but also fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform and was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God. Many times, we desire and long for faith – hope is also very essential to our lives. Only the hope that God would give him a child edified the faith of Abraham. In hope he believed, he was fully convinced and received the miracle. Hope and faith will encourage and develop each other. Both will join together and make grow and multiply each other. Heb.6:19 says, ” This hope we have as an anchor of the soul.” This anchor of hope only protects the ship of our faith from the world full of struggling. Jesus meets Martha four days after the death of Lazarus. He said, “Your brother will raise again.” Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” She had the faith. But she did not have the hope to remove the stone. She said that it would stench. This is what the Bible says about ‘lack of faith’ and ‘sound in the faith’ in I Thes.3:10 and Tit.1:14. Faith without hope is dead as faith without work is dead. David who said, “You are my hope,” has also says in Psa.22:14,15, “Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them. They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.” When we live trusting the Lord, there may arise situations when people mock at us saying, “He was trusting the Lord, let Him deliver him.” But, surely there is a hereafter; your hope will not be in vain. The hope of the poor will not go in vain.

Prayer: O God! You have promised, “Blessed is the man who has the Lord as his hope.” And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you. Amen!

 

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