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Removing Hoplessness!

Monday, March 02, 2015

This morning during my time in prayer an old and wonderful hymn came to my mind. I am sure many of you will know this song. It may be new to some. Those of you who know it will automatically start singing it as you hear the words. And for those of you who do not know the song I would encourage you to google it and learn it. Are you ready? Here are the words, "My hope is built on nothing less. Than Jesus' blood and righteousness." I can hear you now as you continue to sing that wonderful old hymn.

There are many people who live in a hopeless world. And hopelessness has nothing to do with your economic situation. This morning I am writing from my home office. Jerri and I are blessed to live in a nice neighborhood with very nice neighbors. But all around me is hopeless. Oh, that is not to say all of my neighbors are hopeless. For that is not the truth. There are some wonderful friends and neighbors in our addition who have all the hope in the world. But their hope is not built on their economic situation.

Listen to the words of this great song. "My hope is built on nothing less. Than Jesus' blood and righteousness." Hope is not a word that means I hope so or I wish for something. It is a word of certainty. I have a certainty of salvation. I have a certainty of forgiveness. I have a certainty of eternal life. And my hope is not built on my own goodness. My hope is not built on my own accomplishments. No, my hope is build on Jesus' blood and on Jesus' righteousness.

This truth gives me such peace. One day I will be in Heaven. I am assured of that truth. I do not have to worry what this world might do to me. I do not have to be upset over the conditions of this world. In fact I do not have any hope for this world or in this world. One day it will all be burnt up. But my hope is built on Jesus' blood and righteousness. I sincerely pray that is true for you as well.

Let's sign together, "My hope is built on nothing less. Than Jesus' blood and righteous. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean of Jesus' name.  On Christ the solid rock I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking sand."

Jesus' blood and righteousness is my hope. Oh, I pray that is true for you as well. If so would you share this blog with others.

   
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