High Hopes


But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 1 Thessalonians 5:8

In both his letter to the Ephesians and here Paul talks about salvation being like a helmet. That is interesting because a helmet is the piece of God’s armor that protects our mind and here Paul adds that it is tied together with the hope that salvation brings.

Certainly no 1st century Roman  soldier went rushing to the front lines without his helmet. In that same way none of us should go out even for a single day without first putting over our thoughts, motivations and plans the hope that God gives. There is no need so urgent, no demand so important and no emergency so grave that we cannot pause to remind ourselves that our hope of success lies 100% on the shoulders of God.

Interestingly the Greek includes the idea of trusting expectation with most Latin based languages using the words hope and wait interchangeably. As believers in the Lord Jesus we not only simply wish for better things but we wait with trusting expectation to see God bring about His will in our lives. He is our hope of salvation. He is our living Savior and as we trust in Him, He fills us with the High Hope of His salvation!




Author: pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

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