Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): No such file or directory in /home/lukeodom/otherbrothersteve.com/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/lukeodom/otherbrothersteve.com/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): No such file or directory in /home/lukeodom/otherbrothersteve.com/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/lukeodom/otherbrothersteve.com/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): No such file or directory in /home/lukeodom/otherbrothersteve.com/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/lukeodom/otherbrothersteve.com/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): No such file or directory in /home/lukeodom/otherbrothersteve.com/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/lukeodom/otherbrothersteve.com/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): No such file or directory in /home/lukeodom/otherbrothersteve.com/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/lukeodom/otherbrothersteve.com/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): No such file or directory in /home/lukeodom/otherbrothersteve.com/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/lukeodom/otherbrothersteve.com/wp-content/plugins/statpress-reloaded/statpress.php on line 1786
A View from the Altar / Blessed hope, and those who don’t have one
Skip to content

Blessed hope, and those who don’t have one

Titus 2:13 refers to the coming of Christ as our “blessed hope.” The context of the passage is that Christians are to lead godly lives while we’re looking for the return of Christ and our final deliverance from a fallen world. And oh, how the world is fallen.

One of the hopeful ideas the New Testament holds out to Christians is the thought of Christ’s return. The world won’t always be like it is now. One day, the desert will blossom as the rose. Isaiah describes this hope:

Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong , fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened , and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing : for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.  (Isaiah 35:3-6)

Note that Isaiah says God shall come, which is much like Paul’s assurance that “the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout.”  The prospect of his returning is a satisfying thought, something that encourages threadbare people to keep on plugging for another day.

What would you call the lack of a blessed hope — cursed despair?  It makes sense for the heathen to look at life with bleak hearts and black future.  They have no savior.  Despair is reasonable for the Secular Man for he is a Christless man.  But it’s unworthy of the Christian man, for this man has a future and a Savior who guarantees it.

otherbrothersteve@gmail.com

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *
*
*