And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. I John 2:17
Consider that the world declareth its vanity in the very hopes of worldlings. In that it is still drawing them by hopes, and never giveth them satisfaction and content. Almost all the life of a worldling’s pleasure is in his hopes. The very thing which he hopeth for, doth not prove so sweet to him in the possession, as it was in his hopes. A hoping and still hoping for that which they never shall attain, is the worldling’s life. – Richard Baxter
Having your hope in the right thing is important. People have all kinds of hopes and dreams in life. This world is going to pass away. You probably will never attain certain hopes. You will probably attain others, but they will not satisfy. The things of this world usually end up never satisfying, no matter how hard you try.
The bottom line is our hope should be in the “blessed hope”, Jesus Christ and him coming back to this sin cursed earth to take us out in the Rapture. If your hope is placed in anything else, you have misplaced hope or hope that will ultimately lead to disappointment. Make sure your hopes are about the things of God. He will never let you down when your hopes are based on the promises in His Word. Hope in the things of this world will surely fail you. Hope placed in the Word of God will never fail.
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