Faith, hope and love…

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What is the difference between faith and hope?

“1Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

Hebrews 11:1

Faith has been clearly defined for us in Scripture. It IS blind. But it is also assured.

But what of hope?

The Greek word for hope here is “elpizo” from “elpis”. Strong’s gives the following description of the word:

“From a primary elpo (to anticipate, usually with pleasure); expectation (abstractly or concretely) or confidence — faith, hope.”

Strong’s Concordance – 1680

To anticipate, usually with “pleasure”.

Pleasure.

Is not hope more than simply the assurance that He is… but that He is and He is altogether good?

The object of our faith does not merely exists, he exists in splendid, unfathomable goodness, which is his love.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13:13

About R Kyle McDaniel

Hey there! My name is Kyle McDaniel, I’m 39 years old and I live in Fort Worth, TX with my wife Kitty and our two kids, Henry 3 and Catherine 1. Both Kitty and I are “from” North Texas but have moved around here and there throughout our lives but this area has always felt like it was home for us. 1/7/2021: I figured it was time for an update. The four of us became the five of us this year as we welcomed our third child to our family, our precious baby girl Vivienne Coers McDaniel. Vivivenne means “alive” and Coers was my wife Kitty’s maiden name and it’s French meaning “heart/s” and it’s our faith the Lord will one day give her a new and living heart to fulfill the meaning of her name. Kitty and I met in December of 2010 and were married on July 28th, 2012. We had both come to know the Lord and be born again before meeting each other and have seen our relationship with Him grow and mature through the years of our marriage as we’ve learned to love each other as He has loved us. We are just a regular family I guess, just people who really need Jesus and love him very much. If you feel lead to reach out, please do so, we’d love to hear from you or anything you think the Holy Spirit would have you share with us. God Bless, Kyle
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