Post by TheFirebrand on May 2, 2013 15:39:54 GMT -6
God Of Hope
"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."
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace - Paul has quoted from Isaiah. In Him shall the Gentiles trust (Romans 15:12) and follows it with a prayer that the God who has given them the blessed hope may fill them with joy and peace so that they may abound in hope.
In believing - The effect of believing is to produce this joy and peace. The hope we have in Christ is the source of a great part of our joy.
That ye may abound in hope - That your hope may be steadfast and strong.
Through the power - By means of the power of the Holy Spirit. It is by His power alone that we have the hope of eternal life. see Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 8:24.