Wednesday, April 25, 2012

to set...

April 25, 2012

1 Timothy 4:9-10

V 9 …hope set on the living God

As believers this is a statement that should be common in our lives. We would probable all “say” that this is something that is evident in our lives. However, as I’ve grown older I’ve learned that there is a big difference in “want to” or “should” to actually having it. We all “want” our hope to be in God, but sometimes we find that we put our hope in other more temporal things. Perhaps, we find our hope in money, or our jobs, or our social standing, or in a person. Yet, we are to “set” our “hope on the living God.” In order, to set our hope on something we must know something about that person. We have to know God and know that He is totally worthy of holding our hope before we can actually place it there. This is more than merely “Sunday Morning” knowledge, but a personal knowledge that sits deeply within our hearts. To “set” is a verb meaning “to put or place” it’s an action that we have to do ourselves. Our hope doesn’t just automatically find itself on God; we have to put or set it there.  

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