|Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.|
|Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)|
|Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;|
|Hebrews 10:23 |
Persecution will come (2 Tim. 3:12), but God is faithful. Temptations will abound, but God is faithful to provide an escape (cf. 1 Cor. 10:13). God's promises are reliable (1 Cor. 10:13; 1 Thess. 5:24; Jude 24,25). With that confidence, the believer can persevere.
HOPE - confident expectancy. Hope does not arise from the individual's desires or wishes but from God, who is Himself the believer's hope: "My hope is in You" (Ps. 39:7). Genuine hope is not wishful thinking, but a firm assurance about things that are unseen and still in the future (Rom. 8:24-25; Heb. 11:1, 7).
Youngblood, R. F., Bruce, F. F., Harrison, R. K., & Thomas Nelson Publishers. (1995). Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary. Rev. ed. of: Nelson's illustrated Bible dictionary.; Includes index. : T. Nelson.