For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.
1 Timothy 4:10 (NKJV)
For surely there is a hereafter, and your hope will not be cut off.
Proverbs 23:18 (NKJV)
I’ve read the Bible all the way through before (and I’m working on reading it through again), but as I read certain passages yet again, invariably something “new” stands out to me. Such is the case with today’s verse. It’s a promise that there is a heaven – there is a hope of eternal life in a perfect world. And the promise is that our hope will not be cut off. Our hope will be fulfilled. In other words, eternal life is not just a hope, it WILL be a reality! All we have to do is accept Jesus’s sacrifice on our behalf and believe on Him, and the gift of salvation is ours (John 3:16)!
I believe that Jesus is coming again VERY soon! When He does, the righteous dead who are sleeping in their graves will be raised up, and we will all meet the Lord together in the air (1 Thessalonian 4:16-18). Our hope will then be realized. What a glorious day that will be! We’ll be reunited with our loved ones and will forever live in a perfect paradise, where there is no more death, pain, sorrow, or suffering. Come, Lord Jesus!
Claim the promises in the Bible by faith! Jesus hears every prayer. Sometimes we might not get the answer we want, or when we want it, but Jesus hears us nonetheless. The Lord is always in control, working things out for our good.
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
— James 1:6 (NKJV) —