Day 10 – Faith, Hope and Love
Sunday is church day for me and so today I’m giving thanks to God for his only Son, for the Bible and for the gifts of faith, hope and love.
1 Corinthians 13;13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
This chapter was my mother’s favorite and she read it to me so many times I should know it by heart. When she died at the age of 51 from colon cancer, we had it read at her funeral.
Mom taught me so much during her lifetime and especially during the last year of her life. She showed me how faith works. She lived with hope in her heart. She loved beyond measure.
What is faith?
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
What is hope?
In Scripture, according to the Hebrew and Greek words translated by the word “hope” and according to the biblical usage, hope is an indication of certainty. “Hope” in Scripture means “a strong and confident expectation.” Though archaic today in modern terms, hope is akin to trust and a confident expectation.
What is love?
New International Version (NIV)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues,they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
Thank you Lord for Jesus, for loving us enough to send your son to save us. Thank you for the Bible and your word. You are an awesome God and every day I live I praise your goodness and mercy!