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Have Hope!

May 19, 2017

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Blessed are those who trust in the LORD
And have made the LORD their hope and confidence –Jer 17:7
They will have courage and be protected
They will rest in safety –Job 11:18
And be held in perfect peace. –Isa 26:3

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer! –Ro 12:12
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Word Study
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From BibleHub Job 11:18

  • *Benson Commentary
    Job 11:18-19. Thou shalt be secure, because there is hope — Thy mind shall be quiet and free from terrors, because thou shalt have a firm and well-grounded confidence in God. Thou shalt dig — Either to fix thy tents, which, after the manner of the Arabians, were removed from place to place; or, to plough thy ground, as he had done, Job 1:14, or to make a fence about thy dwelling Thou shalt take thy rest in safety — Free from dangers and the fear of them; because of God’s fatherly providence watching over thee, when thou canst not watch over thyself. And none shall make thee afraid — Thou shalt be in perfect peace, and none shall disquiet thee; yea, many shall make suit unto thee — Desiring thy favour and friendship, because of thy great power and riches, and eminent felicity.

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From NetBible Ro 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer!

  • 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

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From NetBible Isa 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on You!

  • * Keep = guard, preserve
  • * Trust = firm, unwavering faith in God’s vindication{deliverance}
  • * Perfect Peace = complete security

None Can Fathom

May 19, 2017

Job 11:7-8Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? 8 They are higher than the heavens—what can you do? They are deeper than the depths of the grave— what can you know?

Psalm 145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; His greatness no one can fathom.

A Song:
No eye has seen
No ear has heard –Is 64:4;1Co 2:9
None can fathom
Or imagine
Great are You Lord
Great are You Lord
None can fathom how great You are Lord!
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Isaiah 40:13-14,28 Who can fathom the Spirit of the Lord, or instruct the Lord as His counselor? 14 Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten Him, and who taught Him the right way? Who was it that taught Him knowledge, or showed Him the path of understanding? …
… 28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no-one can fathom{His wisdom has no limit}.

From NetBible Isa 40:28

  • *Exiled Israel’s complaint (v27) implies that God might be limited in some way. Perhaps he, like so many of the pagan gods, has died. Or perhaps his jurisdiction is limited to Judah and does not include Babylon. Maybe he is unable to devise an adequate plan to rescue his people, or is unable to execute it. But v28 affirms that he is not limited temporally or spatially nor is his power and wisdom restricted in any way. He can and will deliver his people, if they respond in hopeful faith (v31a).