THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Hebrews 6:9-19 AMP
 But, beloved, even though we speak to you in this way, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and of things that accompany salvation.  For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown for His name in ministering to [the needs of] the saints (God’s people), as you do.  And we desire for each one of you to show the same diligence [all the way through] so as to realize and enjoy the full assurance of hope until the end,  so that you will not be [spiritually] sluggish, but [will instead be] imitators of those who through faith [lean on God with absolute trust and confidence in Him and in His power] and by patient endurance [even when suffering] are [now] inheriting the promises.  For when God made the promise to Abraham, He swore [an oath] by Himself, since He had no one greater by whom to swear,  saying, “I WILL SURELY BLESS YOU AND I WILL SURELY MULTIPLY YOU.”  And so, having patiently waited, he realized the promise [in the miraculous birth of Isaac, as a pledge of what was to come from God].  Indeed men swear [an oath] by one greater than themselves, and with them [in all disputes] the oath serves as confirmation [of what has been said] and is an end of the dispute.  In the same way God, in His desire to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable nature of His purpose, intervened and guaranteed it with an oath,  so that by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge would have strong encouragement and indwelling strength to hold tightly to the hope set before us.
~ This hope [this confident assurance] we have as an anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whatever pressure bears upon it]-a safe and steadfast hope that enters within the veil [of the heavenly temple, that most Holy Place in which the very presence of God dwells],
noun: hope; plural noun: hopes
1. a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.
a person or thing that may help or save someone.
grounds for believing that something good may happen.
a feeling of trust.
want something to happen or be the case.
intend if possible to do something.
“Hope” is commonly used to mean a wish : its strength is the strength of the person’s desire. But in the Bible hope is the confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness.
~ Sometimes all we have is HOPE. Are we placing our hope in the right PERSON?
HOPE should be placed in GOD through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord!!