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“[I]n hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior” (Titus 1:2-3)

We live in the hope of eternal life.  Perhaps the materialist does not hope for life after death, but most everyone else does, especially when they are older.  Be that as it may, You have been given hope through Christ who promises that if you join Him with your cross, He shall join you with His resurrection.  We are to share the truth of the offer of genuine hope which comes through Christ alone.

Lord, there are many things in this world which can and do get me off track.  Let me not get this one wrong.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth in order that I might be led in the hope You give through grace.  Like Job, I know that at the last I shall stand before You and say, “My Redeemer lives.”  In the certainty of the hope You give, guide me to live all the days of this life in You.

Lord Jesus, You are the hope for all who believe. Guide me, Lord, in the hope You give.  Let me not replace that hope with the futile thoughts of this world.  Lead me to know that You alone are the way, truth, and life.  Hold me to the rock of the salvation You have given through grace.  In You, Lord, do I hope and in You alone am I given the assurance that because You live, I too shall live.  Amen.