Real Hope-Real Confidence!
Now that we have God's approval by faith, we have peace with God because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done. Through Christ we can approach God and stand in his favor. So we brag because of our confidence that we will receive glory from God. But that's not all. We also brag when we are suffering. We know that suffering creates endurance, endurance creates character, and character creates confidence. We're not ashamed to have this confidence, because God's love has been poured into out hearts by the Holy Spirit. who has been given to us.
We have this confidence as a sure and strong anchor for our lives. This confidence goes into the holy place behind the curtain where Jesus went before us on our behalf.
Be happy in your confidence, be patient in trouble, and pray continually.
Praise the God and Father of our Lora Jesus Christ! God has given us a new birth because of his great mercy. We have been born into a new life that has a confidence which is alive because Jesus Christ has come back to life. We have been born into a new life which has an inheritance that can't be destroyed or corrupted and can't fade away.
1 Peter 1:3-4
Then you will have deeper insight. You will know the confidence that he calls you to have and the glorious wealth that God's people will inherit.
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, in our prayers for you. We thank God because we have heard about your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all God's people. You have these because of the hope which is kept safe for you in heaven. Some time ago you heard about his Hope in the Good News which is the message of truth. This Good News is present with you now. It's producing results and spreading all over the world as it did among you from the first day you heard it. At that time you came to know what God's kindness truly means.
May God, the source of ope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in him. Then you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
God did this so that we would be encouraged. God cannot lie when he takes an oath or makes a promise. These two things can never be changed. Those of us who have taken refuge in him hold on to the confidence we have been given. We have this confidence as a sure and strong anchor for our lives.