Tuesday, January 10, 2017

2017 ~ Joyful Expectation!

In Job 6:20, we read ~
"For all their expectations, they are doomed to disappointment; even though they have come and searched this far". So many Christian people think that this message applies to every instance in their life. It does and it does not. It does NOT when expecting is hoping, trusting and believing in something greater than oneself (God the Creator who is Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ) and it does when expectation, hope, trust and belief is in man for it is in men that we will always find disappointment and be disappointed. My hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ and in Him I will never be disappointed because only He can fulfill all my expectations! Psalm (s) 71:5, 38:15, 39:7 and 130:5.

We can and should live in joyful expectation "await/hope for/anticipate" of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. In Him, we have life [Acts 17:28] and in Him we can endure all things [Hebrews 12:7].

Philippians 3:20 ~

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ - NIV
But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior - NLT
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, ESV
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; NAS
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:KJB

Woe to those who love the world, who love what man does and are wise in their own eyes... "The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish" ~ Proverbs 10:28.

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