Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Yahweh, Day 268

    Day 268


Yahweh: ...Put Your Hope


Yahweh  is the God of Hosts;
Yahweh is His name.
But you must return to your God.
Maintain love and justice,
and always put your hope in God.
Hosea 12:5-6 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
Next we are told to put our hope in God.

The word for 'hope' here has an interesting root.  The idea or word picture is that of twisting or binding two things together.  In this case the One we are binding ourselves to is Yahweh Himself!  Now that should give us cause for both hope and assurance while facing life's ups and downs.
We usually use hope in the sense of wishing something would happen, but not so biblical hope ... for biblical hope is having a sure expectation that God will do as He has said He will do.  That is a little more certain than simple wishful thinking.
 
This is in the name.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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