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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Important Bible Verses


Before reading these Bible verses, it is my hope, first and foremost, that we remember that the Bible wasn’t written to us, but for us. That said, we ought to approach the Bible as something much more than a personal book to help ‘get us through the day’ or ‘feel better’. I say this because these Bible verses on hope are singled out and obviously removed from their original context. In doing so, I am not advocating study that replaces thorough, contextual, exegetical work. It is my prayer that we remember to study the Bible as best we can in its original context before we recontextualize and seek its application to our own lives. With all of that said, the hope we have in God is secure through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I am convinced, nonetheless, that above all else, it is God’s hope that His entire creation be reconciled back to Him. It is my prayer that you find these Bible verse about hope not only inspiring, but as a reminder to aid in the reconciliation.

Job11:18 18 You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.

Psalm 25:2-3-6 2 In you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. 3 No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.4 Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; 5 guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. 6 Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.

Psalm 31:24 24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

Psalm 33:20 20 We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.

Psalm 33:22 (#5 of 35 Bible Verses About Hope) 22 May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.

Psalm 39:7 7 “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.

Psalm 42:11 11 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Psalm 62:5 5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.

Psalm 65:5 5 You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas,

Psalm 119:114 (#10 of 35 Bible Verses About Hope) 114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.

Psalm 119:116 116 Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.

Proverbs 23:18 18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

Isaiah 40:30-31 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Jeremiah 29:11 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Lamentations 3:21-22 (#15 of 35 Bible Verses About Hope) 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: 22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

Romans 5:1-5 1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Romans 5:5 5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Romans 8:24 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?

Romans 12:12 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Romans 15:13 (#20 of 35 Bible Verses About Hope) 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 1:10-11 10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, 11 as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

Galatians 5:5 5 But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope.

Ephesians 1:17-19 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength,

Ephesians 4:3-6 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit-just as you were called to one hope when you were called- 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Philippians 1:20 (#25 of 35 Bible Verses About Hope) 20 I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

Colossians 1:27 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 3 We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

1 Timothy 6:17 17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

Titus 2:12-14 (#30 of 35 Bible Verses About Hope) 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope-the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

Hebrews 6:11 11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.

Hebrews 10:23 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 11:1 1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

1 Peter 1:13 13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.

1 Peter 1:3-5 (#35 of 35 Bible Verses About Hope) 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade-kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time

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