Devotions for December 6, 2017

ROMANS 5:1-5

Faith Brings Joy
5 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace[a] with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.


Hope is defined as wanting something to happen or to be the case. While this may be the popular definition, it is not the only one. Hope also means a feeling of trust. Trust is developed over time in a relationship.


Q: How is hope developed through our relationship with God?

Q: It is through our relationship with Jesus that our hope, our trust, in Him grows. How does this verse affect the way you view your relationship with Him?

Q: How can you share your relationship with Jesus that showcases the hope you have?



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