And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity (I Corinthians 13:13). The hope matrix seems separate yet connected across the vast spectrum of love led actions inspired by the charity God the Father gave through Jesus Christ His beloved son. The exploration into the vast connection of faith, hope, and love may give us a good understanding. The importance of understanding cannot be overstated as the holy scripture reveals just how vital knowledge, wisdom, and understanding are and how we should cry out for them. Here are just a few.
Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
Notice how understanding can lead to “walking uprightly”. How the acquisition of understanding can cause someone to live. Lastly, how understanding is a “wellspring of life”.
Finally, the hope matrix is intertwined through a deep inner network because faith is the substance of things hoped for, and faith worketh by love. So, faith is ignited by the engine of love so to speak. Therefore, when faith is in gear and moving by the leading of the Holy Spirit according to the Lord’s will, direction, and guidance we are then moving in the right way toward and within the wonderful operation of hope. Therefore, the revelation of the mystery, Christ in us the hope of glory.
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
1 Corinthians Chapter 15
19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
So, the Lord is our hope when our heart is broken because He is near to us and comforts us and heals us.
So, the Lord Jesus has risen from the dead, therefore we not only have hope in this life as we believe in HIm, but also in the world to come, and the hope of eternal life (coming soon a scriptural preview on eternity).
So, we can hope when we feel strong or when we are weak. We can hope when we are well or if we are sick because His word teaches; beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth 3 John 2).
So, we can hope when things seem like they are not going our way even when we have prayed and sought God with all our heart because we walk by faith and not by sight.
So, when we stand in the face of evil we can hope for the victory because we are instructed to let our good overcome the evil and be assured of the hope that the light of the gospel will save the lost.
So, we can also be filled with all joy and peace in believing, and abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost because He is faithful and the bible teaches He will never leave us or forsake us, but will be with us all the way, even until the end.