January 4, 2012
Phonetic Spelling: (el-pece’)
Short Definition: hope, expectation
Definition: hope, expectation, trust, confidence.
1680 elpís (from elp?, “to anticipate, welcome”) – properly, expectation of what is sure (certain); hope.
Hope is something that is easily translated into a ‘feel-good’ emotional entity. It ranks right up there with joy and love.
We use it a lot just like those words too. “I hope so…” is a common phrase used a lot just like telling someone who is just a friend, “I love you…” We know that love is so much more than that, but so is hope.
January 02, 2012
Today’s Meditation Verse:
24) For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25) But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.