Hope for Today: A Daily Devotion from Reasons for Hope*Jesus

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“I have waited for Your salvation, O LORD!” Genesis 49:18 

Many have received comfort from these words in death — and waited in faith for their salvation. The thoughtless and impenitent wait only for temporal prosperity in their lives, and therefore cannot expect eternal bliss — but on the contrary, a dreadful judgment after death. O that they would examine themselves this very day; that at the eve of life, they might, like Jacob and Simeon, depart in peace. 

We will not, therefore, look for any earthly things, but for the Savior — who will grant us His salvation, His aid and deliverance in life and death, and will conduct us safely at last, though we should wait some time for His help. 

Yes, my Redeemer, they who wait, depend upon, and hope in You — shall not be ashamed. Grant us only faith and patience, that we may wait on You from one morning watch to another; and enduring all things, make the whole course of our lives one perpetual expectation of Your aid; and may we ever abundantly experience Your help and salvation, especially at our latter end. 

O to die, leaning on the bosom of Jesus, enjoying His presence, and triumphing in His name! 

Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (16901774)

Be Ready Always...

to give a reason for the Hope that you have (1 Peter 3:15).  When you can’t share the gospel with your words, share it by leaving tracts that tell people about God's grace.

When leaving a tract, always be diligent to pray about the short gospel message. Pray that it be found by someone who is in need of Jesus’ saving grace, and pray that the person will have a tender heart and open ears to receive the gift Jesus desires to give them.  

By the power of the Holy Spirit, even a small tract can help in turning a broken sinner from darkness to light.

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