Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. True Believers that is those Born Again children of God, are no longer of the world only living in the world. Our hope our treasure lie in the eternal Kingdom.
The Christian’s hope!
(James Smith, “Christ Exalted, Saints Comforted, and Sinners Directed” 1855)
“The hope which is laid up for you in Heaven” Colossians 1:5
Many Christians have but little inhand, but they have much inhope.
They have little on earth, but they have unsearchable wealth in Heaven!
Thepresentis the worst state they will ever be in. All beyond death is bright, blissful and glorious!
The Christian’s hopeconsists in bothfreedomandpossession.
The Christian’s hope consists infreedomfrom . . .
all thepainswhich we now experience, both in mind and body;
all thehindranceswhich are so thickly strewed in our way in this evil world;
all thefearswhich now beset, agitate, and harass us day by day;
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