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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Daily Thought: Strength to be Faithful

"Hope is anticipation of good not yet here, or as yet 'unseen.' It is of course inseparable from joy. Sometimes the good in question is just deliverance from an evil, which is here. Then 'we are saved by hope' (Romans 8:24; PAR) and 'we rejoice in hope (12:12, PAR), because 'if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it' (8:25).  That eager anticipation strengthens us to stay faithful to God and to stay on the path of what is right." ~ Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart, p. 129

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