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”.
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