Posts Tagged ‘Joyful in Hope’

A Pleasing Servant

February 7, 2019

Matthew 12:15-21 NKJV
Behold, My Servant
15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all. 16 Yet He warned them not to make Him known, 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
18 “Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen,
My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased!
I will put My Spirit upon Him,
And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.
19 He will not quarrel nor cry out,
Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed He will not break,
And smoking flax He will not quench,
Till He sends forth justice to victory;
21 And in His name Gentiles will trust.”

A Pleasing Servant Knows God’s Will

  • Jesus God’s chosen servant in whom God is well pleased
    Fulfills prophecy and has God’s Spirit ––v15-18
    =>Knows God’s will and what pleases Him

A Pleasing Servant Has Righteous Judgement

  • Jesus proclaims Justice
    =>Has righteous judgement ––v18-19

A Pleasing Servant Encourages Trust/Hope in Jesus

  • Gentiles will trust/hope in Jesus name ––v20-21
    =>Encourages trust/hope in Jesus name

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Hebrews 11:6But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
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How diligently are you seeking the Lord?

  1. Seeking to find out what pleases Him?
    Ephesians 5:8-11 NKJV
    Walk in Light
    8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
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    Galatians 1:9-10 NKJV
    Only One Gospel
    9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
  2. Seeking Him to judge righteously?
    Do not judge according to appearance ––Jn 7:24
    Do not judge unto condemnation ––Lk 6:37-39
    Judge using God’s word to discern good from evil ––He 5:11-14;Mt 7:6
    Judge to gently correct ––2Tim 2:24-26
  3. Seeking Him to encourage others to build their trust/hope in Jesus?
    Hebrews 12:12-13 NKJV
    Renew Spiritual Vitality
    12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
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    2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NKJV
    Comfort in Suffering
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
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    Romans 12:12 NET
    Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction/suffering, faithful/devoted in prayer.

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Word Study
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From NetBible He 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please Him , for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

  • diligently[1567] = seek after carefully, crave

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From NetBible Gal 1:10
… For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

  • bondservant[1401] = devoted to Christ above one’s own interests

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From NetBible Mt 12:18
… He will declare justice[2920] to the Gentiles.

From NetBible Jn 7:24
Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment[2920].

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From NetBible Is 42:1
… He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.

  • justice[04941] = judgement, decide case
    *from [08199] = judge, govern, vindicate, punish

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From NetBible Ro 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction/suffering, faithful/devoted in prayer.

  • patient[5278] =  to preserve/abide: under misfortunes and trials to hold fast to one’s faith in Christ

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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Romans 5:1 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
1 Therefore, since we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 2 Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.
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#ScripturePrayer Be joyful in hope-Patient in affliction-Faithful in prayer=>You will have courage and rest in safety held in #PerfectPeace !! –Romans 12:12;Job 11:18;Isaiah 26:3 #RejoiceInHope
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#ScripturePrayer Today-May we through faith-Grasp the fact that we have the peace of reconciliation with God through our Lord Jesus Christ to hold and to enjoy. Let us rejoice in our hope of experiencing the glory of God! –Romans 5:1-2 #PerfectPeace #RejoiceInHope

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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

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Related:
Perfect Peace Bible Plan{prayers}
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Joy in Sorrow

July 14, 2015

2 Corinthians 6:10 NKJV
… as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

From NetBible 2 Co 6:10

  • sorrowful[3076] = affect with sadness, grief
  • always rejoicing[5463] = rejoice exceedingly, be glad, “cheer”ful==>always have joy, always filled with deep joy, ever glad

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One day we won’t be “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” – the sorrow will be wiped away. The Lord will wipe away every tear!

Be joyful, rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Moreover, let us also be full of joy now – even in sorrow!

Remember – the Lord Jesus Christ is the only One who can turn your sorrow into joyful dancing, let Him remove your sackcloth and cloth you with joy!

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Revelation 21:4-5 AMP
4 God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.
5 And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).

Romans 5:1-5 AMP
1 Therefore, since we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
2 Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.
3 Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
4 And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
5 Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.

Psalm 30:4-5,11-12 NLT
4 Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones! Praise His holy name.5 For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night,  but joy comes with the morning. …
… 11 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy 12 that I might sing praises to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give You thanks forever!

 

Joyful in Hope

December 21, 2014

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}

Rejoice Evermore!

March 2, 2014

2 Corinthians 6:10  AMP … As grieved and mourning, yet [we are] always rejoicing; as poor [ourselves, yet] bestowing riches on many; as having nothing, and [yet in reality] possessing all things.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 AMP … 16 Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always);17 Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly]; 18 Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].

1 Thessalonians 5:16 KJV … 16 Rejoice evermore …

Spurgeon quote from 1 Thess 5:16-20 commentary:
==> Because Jesus has suffered, we are encouraged, commanded, and enabled to rejoice. Only the Man of Sorrows and his chosen apostles can teach for a precept such a word as this … Rejoice evermore. … Who can be sad, or silent, when the voice of the Beloved saith Rejoice evermore?

How are we to rejoice evermore?
==>By keeping the sacrifice of Jesus and God’s mercy in view.

Romans 12:1 NIV … 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.

Only then can we
==> Rejoice continually, always, evermore! No matter the circumstance.
==> Only then can we be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer!

Romans 12:12 NIV … Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful{persistant} in prayer.


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Word Study
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From NetBible 2 Co 6:10

  • always rejoicing[5463] = rejoice exceedingly, be glad, “cheer”ful
    ==>always have joy, always filled with deep joy, ever glad

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From NetBible 1Thes 5:16-18

  • rejoice[5463] evermore = rejoice exceedingly, be glad, “cheer”ful
    ==>Always rejoice, be joyful always, be cheerful no matter what
  • unceasing in prayer
    ==>constantly pray, pray continually, pray without ceasing, pray at all times
  • in everything give thanks[2168] = be grateful, express gratitude
    ==>give thanks in all circumstances, thank God no matter what happens,

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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

Related:
Rejoice Evermore{Log}
Joyful in Hope{prayer}

Joyful in Hope

February 9, 2009

Job 6:11   What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?

Romans 12:1   Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual act of worship.


It’s only as we enter the Lord’s presence and linger at the feet of Jesus, that we can keep His great mercy and love in view. In the Lord’s presence there are new mercies each morning; there is fullness of joy and hope. Great is His faithfulness!

Lingering at the feet of Jesus, waiting on Him, it’s here that our hope and strength are renewed. It’s only by keeping His mercy and love in view that we can persevere and not faint. Only at the feet of Jesus can we be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer.

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Worship the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. –Ps 100:2

This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassion fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. ‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘ Therefore I hope in Him!‘ The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.”  –Lam 3:21-25

I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. … You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. –Ps 16:8, 11

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” –Isa 40:31


Romans 12:12
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful{persistant} in prayer.

Psalm 31:24
Be strong and take heart,
{He will strengthen your heart} all you who hope in the LORD.


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Related:
Joyful in Hope{prayer}