Do you have hope?

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living

The Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.
(Luke 19:10 (NIV))

Just what is the definition of the word lost?

Meriam-Webster’s online dictionary has many definitions for this adjective, some of which include:
– ruined or destroyed physically or morally : DESPERATE
– taken away or beyond reach or attainment : DENIED
– unable to find the way

These definitions describe humanity’s sinful condition. We are desperate. We have been denied God’s presence, and we had no way of finding a way out of this condition. We literally are lost without any hope.

Fortunately, we have hope. We have a glorious hope!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade–kept in heaven for you,
(1 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV))

Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. He came to seek and save each of us. Unlike those who do not call upon the name of Jesus as their personal; Lord and Savior, we have a hope. His name is Jesus!

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
(Acts 4:12 (NIV))

Do you have hope? Has Jesus saved you?

Copyright 1998 – 2011 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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