Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Jeremiah 17:7 and many more.
“Blessed is the man (person) that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is” (Jeremiah 17:7).
What does the word “hope” mean? When I think of the word hope I think of wishing for something, trusting in something, putting my confidence in something, anticipating something, or having faith in something.
We can put our hope in many things. Some people put their hope in their job, business, or money. Some may put their hope in their friends or family. The problem with putting our hope in earthly things is they are all bound to let us down at some point in time. The only hope that is eternal is our hope in God and the Lord, Jesus Christ.
There are so many Bible verses in the Bible with the word “hope” in them I had a hard time choosing and eliminating them. I hope that these verses will encourage you and increase your hope in God and the Lord, Jesus Christ. Many of the verses are from the book of Psalms. King David, who wrote a lot of the Psalms, talks a lot about his hope in the LORD.
I also found a lot of the verses about hope to be in the letters from the Apostle Paul who encouraged the people to put their hope in the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Psalm 16:9 – Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
Psalm 22:9 – But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.
Psalm 31:24 – Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
Psalm 33:18-22 – Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
Psalm 38:15 – For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
Psalm 39:7 – And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
Psalm 42:11 – Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Psalm 71:5 – For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.
Psalm 71:14 – But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
Psalm 78:7 – That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
Psalm 119:49 – ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
Psalm 119:81 – CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
Psalm 119:114 – Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
Psalm 119:116 – Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
Psalm 130:5 – I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
Psalm 130:7 – Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
Psalm 147:11 – The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
Proverbs 10:28 – The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
Proverbs 13:12 – Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
Lamentations 3:24-26 – The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Romans 5:1-2 – Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 8:24 – For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
Romans 15:13 – Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
First Corinthians 13:13 – And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Galatians 5:5 – For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
Ephesians 4:4-6 – There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
First Thessalonians 4:13-14 – But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
First Thessalonians 5:8-10 – But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
Titus 2:13-14 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Titus 3:7 – That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Hebrews 3:6 – But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
Hebrews 6:11 – And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
Hebrews 6:18-20 – That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Hebrews 7:19 – For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
First Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1Pe 1:13 – Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
1Pe 1:21 – Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
First Peter 3:15-16 – But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
First John 3:2-3 – Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Things to think about:
- What are some reasons we can have hope in God and Jesus Christ?
- Which of these verses about “hope” are your favorites?
- Do you think with this many verses about “hope” you can find some words of encouragement?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for all these Scriptures that remind us of the hope that we can have in You and in Jesus Christ. Help us not to put our hope in earthly things, but to base our hope for today and for the future on You and Your Word. Remind us of these Scriptures when we lose hope and strengthen us in our faith through Your Word. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Bible Verse for Journaling and Memorization:
Blessed is the man (person) that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
– Jeremiah 17:7
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About the Book:
The Book of 1 Samuel: Prophets, Priests, and Kings by Deborah H. Bateman is a Daily Bible Reading Study of the book of 1 Samuel. This is the 31st book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of 1 Samuel is found in the Old Testament of the Bible.
The Book of 1 Samuel not only discusses the life and call of Samuel as prophet but also includes events that happened during his lifetime. The people of Israel insisted on having a king and even though Samuel tried to warn them of the dangers of appointing a king, they insisted. So God chose Saul to be their king. A good portion of the book includes the events during the reign of King Saul including the ongoing rivalry between King Saul and David.
The Book of 1 Samuel: Prophets, Priests, and Kings contains 71 Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson consists of a commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scripture, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer to go along with the lesson. This Bible study is great as a personal daily devotional or a group Bible study.
For those of you interested in Bible journaling, pick your favorite Bible verse from each lesson and journal about it. This will be a great reminder of the lessons you learn as you read and study this book.
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