23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
1 Timothy 6:17 (NASB95)
17 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.
A few nights ago, as my kids and I were studying a passage from Romans, I asked them what it meant to have hope. My son, Clark, said that it was to wish that something would happen in the future. That seemed like a pretty good definition. We hope that our grown kids will come home for Christmas. We hope that the company we work for continues to have a need for our position and the finances to support it. I hoped, in vain, that the Dolphins would make the playoffs this year, and now I find myself hoping that they make the right acquisitions to make it into the playoffs next year.