Our Daily Elder Devotional: A Certain Hope

Our Daily Elder Devotional
We claim no originality for these devotions. One of our elders searches various sources and finds a daily devotion. Consider this a gift from Clinton Avenue Reformed Church: www.clintonave.org.

 

Today’s devotional comes from “Hope for Each Day” by Billy Graham.

A Certain Hope

Jeremiah 17:7Amplified Bible (AMP)

[Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is.

One of the greatest hymns of the church, The Solid Rock, by Edward Mote and William Bradbury begins, “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.  On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.”

 

On what is your help built?  You may hope for a raise in pay at work.  You may hope that you pass an exam at school.  You may even hope that you win the contest you have entered.  Such hopes of based on externals over which we have little control: a favorable view of our work by the boss, the “right” question being asked by the professor, our name being drawn among thousands of entries.

 

But all these “hopes” fade into insignificance when compared with the greatest hope of all—our hope of salvation in Christ.  And that hope is an absolute certainty, because it is based not on ourselves or our good works, but squarely on “Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”

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