Hope to the end

Re: Verse reading–1 Peter 1:13-25; 2:1-10 (day six)
“Fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”  (v 13)  It is a tough sentence to interpret.  What, exactly, did Peter mean?  Literally, the words in Greek read “hope to the end.”  The end of what?  Some scholars think that Peter means the end of time and we are to hope until Jesus returns.  Others believe that he means the fullest measure of what hope can be.  Mature hope.  Complete hope.  Either way (whether hope is long or large) the idea is the same.  Hope in the heart is a powerful influence for good.  An absolutely necessary  part of the Christian life!  What do you hope, friend?  Are the eyes of your expectation set on eternity?  Can you say, as Paul did, “In the future there is laid up for me a crown.” (2 Timothy 4:8)  Hope to the end, friend.  Hope to the end!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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