For I am saying that Christ became a servant of those who are circumcised for the sake of God’s truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs. He also did this so that the Gentiles would glorify God for his mercy, as it is written: For this reason, I will praise you among the Gentiles, and I will sing to your name. And again, it says: Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people. And again: Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples give him praise. And again, Isaiah says: There will be a Root of Jesse, and he is the one who will rise up to rule the Gentiles; on him, the Gentiles will place their hope. Now may the God of hope fill you with complete joy and peace as you continue to believe, so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the hope you have given us through Your Son, our Savior; It has come to us by faith by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our hope is not as the world sees hope as an uncertain wish but a sure thing, a confident result that comes to us in faith. We rejoice that your Son was the Root of Jesse; He was the fulfillment of all the Old Testament prophecies. Jesus is the one whom all the patriarchs pointed towards; he came to this earth to suffer and die for our sins.
Jesus became the ultimate servant; he knew his role in salvation’s plan. He came to live the perfect life and to die the innocent death in our place so that all who believe in him will have eternal life through him. This gift of life comes to us through faith which your Holy Spirit establishes in each believer’s heart. Our hope comes from our confidence and trust in you; we pray that our hope never wavers and never fades because your love for us will never diminish. You demonstrated your love for us by giving us your Son so we can be confident of your mercy and grace.
May we have continuous overflowing hope in you, our God, and may it be evident to those around us who do not believe. So that they may also come to know the hope that we have, which is in Christ, our Savior. May your Holy Spirit use our hope as seeds of the gospel to establish a living faith in all who do not believe. So they may rejoice with us in the confident hope of everlasting life and salvation, which comes only from you, our Lord. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
Hope in God is a confident and sure thing that places our faith in believing the unseen. So let your hope rest in Jesus, who suffered the pains of hell so that you will be forgiven; believing in him and his forgiveness, you will have salvation and eternal life.