Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope... - 1 Timothy 1:1
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
In 1 Timothy, Paul refers to Christ as our hope. The Greek word for hope used in this passage is "elpis" which means "deep desire or great expectation". I love the way Paul begins this letter that focuses heavily on the importance of proper doctrine by underscoring the importance of Christ being our deep desire and great expectation. Is this how we are daily living? Do we wake up in the morning with a great expectation of what Christ has in store for us? Do we live every moment of every day with a deep desire for Christ? Is Christ truly our hope?