Joyful in Hope

Romans 12:12 NIV
12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

From NetBible Ro 12:12

  • joyful[5463] in hope = rejoice exceedingly, be glad, “cheer”ful
    ==>rejoicing in hope, being glad in hope, cheerfully expectant
  • patient[5278] in affliction = persevere, bear trials & hold fast to faith in Christ
    ==>persevere in tribulation, endure in suffering, don’t quit in hard times
  • faithful[4342] in prayer = devoted, constant, steadfast, constantly diligent
    ==>devoted to prayer, persist in prayer, always be prayerful,  steadfast in prayer, continuing instant in prayer

How are we to be joyful in hope?
==>Only by keeping the sacrifice of Jesus and God’s mercy in view.

Romans 12:1 NIV
1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

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Worship at the feet of Jesus with His sacrifice in view — so sweet …
There is healing in this place of His feet
It’s also where the train of His robe
The hem of His garment is …This place of at His feet is glorious!

Isaiah 60:13 NASB
13 “The glory of Lebanon will come to you,
The juniper, the box tree and the cypress together,
To beautify the place of My sanctuary;
And I shall make the place of My feet glorious.

From NetBible Isa 60:13

  • beautify[06286] = glorify, adorn
  • sanctuary[04720] = temple, tabernacle, sacred holy place
    Ezek 43:7, where the Lord’s throne is called the “place of the soles of my feet.”
    Isa 66:1, the Lord’s throne is where He rests His feet – He rests/abides
    “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?”
  • glorious[03513] = to bestow honorIsaiah 11:10 AMP
    10 And it shall be in that day that the Root of Jesse shall stand as a signal[banner, rally point] for the peoples; of Him shall the nations inquire and seek knowledge, and His dwelling shall be glory [His rest glorious]!

Related:
Joyful in Hope{prayer}
The Train of His Robe{blog}
Draw Me Away!{blog}

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