Sunday Scriptures – Hope

Allegory of hope; Oil on canvas, Francesco Gua...
Allegory of Hope: Oil on Canvas, Francesco Guardi, 1747

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:1-7,13

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Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married for 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

6 thoughts on “Sunday Scriptures – Hope

  1. Man I am a slow learner. I hope I build up my neighbor. I know you do. Sorry so late to the party. Bought some software that took 3 hours to load, then returned it ONLY in time for the super bowl. xox Mel

    1. Oh, Melis, I often aim at goodness, at bulding up those around me, but I sure know how to miss the mark, too! I think the “build up your neighbor” software is slow to load in me!!! 😀

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