The son hoped he would be made a servant.
Biblical hope has a certainty to it. An expectation it will come to pass. Hope creates the atmosphere for a situation to take place.
The other son thinks, “I hope to receive something for all the hard work I have done.”
For God’s promises to manifest, there needs to be hope. Biblical hope. Hope with certainty. We need radical Biblical hope, knowing with certainty God’s promises will manifest. The joyful anticipation of good.
Romans 4:18 Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have!”
When Abraham first received the promise, he was 75. It took twenty-five years for the promise to manifest.
Radical people of hope. Radically plunge into the promises. We don’t just hope so, we know so. Contagious Biblical hope. A confidence in God. Instead of asking, “Where’s God in all this?” We know He is in us working things together for good.
The father of the prodigal son had hope. He looked for his son each day. He knew he would come back. We are not hopeless. We are full of hope.
Lot let the world define his life. (2 Peter 2:4-8) Define his situation. Abraham on the other had, defined the situations around him. That is Biblical hope. It will cause you to define the situations around you.
Wake up! Make a difference. Don’t let the world define you. Define your world. Make a difference in your world. Have Biblical hope. Share the hope you have.