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Daily Devotional – July 28

I Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things,  

Love is optimistic; it entertains the highest expectations. Sometimes we see a struggling brother and perhaps think: “He will never make it.” We should say, “I believe that with God’s assistance – and mine – he will make it!” If we must err on the pessimism/optimism scale, let us err in the direction of hope. 

Even when the going gets tough, lets remember: Romans 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

Have a blessed weekend all!

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July 28, 2006 - Posted by | Daily Devotional

3 Comments »

  1. I couldn’t agree more. I know it is easier for some people (than others) to be hopeful, and in that I find it easy, I truly believe I am blessed. We hear a lot about faith and love but, perhaps, not enough about hope – the possibility that proceeds the actuality.

    Comment by Helen Losse | July 28, 2006 | Reply

  2. Posted a poem in response at http://helenl.wordpress.com/2006/07/28/hope/

    Comment by Helen Losse | July 28, 2006 | Reply

  3. Am I like, following Helen around tonight? Seems like I am right after her all evening. I loved that you wrote

    “Sometimes we see a struggling brother and perhaps think: “He will never make it.” We should say, “I believe that with God’s assistance – and mine – he will make it!” If we must err on the pessimism/optimism scale, let us err in the direction of hope.”

    I am on the front lines of recovery at times and it is so easy to get pessimistic.

    Larry

    Comment by Larry | July 31, 2006 | Reply


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