Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. It would be the opposite of fear.
Its early use meant to trust.
Hope in Christ means trust in His ways.
We see the word hope in Luke 6:34 In context Jesus is teaching about love, usury, charity and the nature of a true follower of Christ. In the Church the ministers gather the people in a network in hopes that they will learn to love one another. There is hope the people will give so that the Church may be he Benefactors of the people without anyone exercising authority.
The people give to the Church in Hope and the Church give to the people in hope that what they give will be returned with love so that they may give again.
It is from the word elpizo which more often translated trust.
To do things in hope is to trust in righteousness and liberty rather than resorting to force to compel action in others.
The noun form of the word hope in the Greek is elpis.
The noun elpisoften appears with the word faith and in Hebrews 10:23 it is translated as faith.
The perfect law of liberty is at the root of Church policy in hope that the people will choose to attend to to the Weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith which include caring for the needs of our neighbors and the widows and orphans of our society through Pure Religion in matters of health, education, and welfare. We are NOT to provide for the needy of society through the Covetous Practices and the men who call themselves benefactorsbut who exercise authority one over the other like the socialists do.
The Way of Christ was like neither the way of the world of Rome nor the governments of the gentiles who depend on those fathers of the earth through force, fear and fealty who deliver the people back in bondage again like they were in Egypt. Christ's ministers and true Christians do not depend upon systems of social welfare that force the contributions of the people like the corban of the Pharisees which made the word of God to none effect. Many people have been deceived to go the way of Balaam and the Nicolaitan and out of The Way of Christ and have become workers of iniquity.
The Christian conflict with Rome in the first century Church appointed by Christ was because they would not apply to the fathers of the earth for their free bread but instead relied upon a voluntary network providing a daily ministration to the needy of society through Faith, Hope, and Charity by way of freewill offerings of the people, for the people, and by the people through the perfect law of liberty in Free Assemblies according to the ancient pattern of Tuns or Tens as He commanded.
"Follow me!" —Jesus the Christ.
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== Footnotes ==
- Luke 6:34 And if ye lend [to them] of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
- Luke 6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. 33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. 34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
- 1679 ~ἐλπίζω~ elpizo \@el-pid’-zo\@ from 1680; v AV-trust 18, hope 10, hope for 2, things hoped for 1, vr hope 1; 32 1) to hope 1a) in a religious sense, to wait for salvation with joy and full confidence 2) hopefully to trust in
- Matthew 12:21 And in his name shall <1679> the Gentiles trust <1679>.
- Luke 6:34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope <1679> <1679> to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
- Luke 23:8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped <1679> to have seen some miracle done by him.
- Luke 24:21 But we trusted <1679> that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
- John 5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust <1679>.
- Acts 24:26 He hoped <1679> also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.
- Acts 26:7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope <1679> to come. For which hope’s sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
- Romans 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he <1679> yet hope for <1679>?
- Romans 8:25 But if we hope <1679> for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
- Romans 15:12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall <1679> the Gentiles trust <1679>.
- Romans 15:24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust <1679> to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company.
- 1 Corinthians 13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth <1679> all things, endureth all things.
- 1 Corinthians 15:19 If in this life only we have hope <1679> in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
- 1 Corinthians 16:7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust <1679> to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit.
- 2 Corinthians 1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust <1679> that he will yet deliver us;
- 2 Corinthians 1:13 For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust <1679> ye shall acknowledge even to the end;
- 2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust <1679> also are made manifest in your consciences.
- 2 Corinthians 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped <1679>, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
- 2 Corinthians 13:6 But I trust <1679> that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
- Philippians 2:23 Him therefore I hope <1679> to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.
- 1 Timothy 3:14 These things write I unto thee, hoping <1679> to come unto thee shortly:
- 1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust <1679> in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
- 1 Timothy 5:5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth <1679> in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
- 1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust <1679> in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
- Philemon 1:22 But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust <1679> that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.
- Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for <1679>, the evidence of things not seen.
- 1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope <1679> to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
- 1 Peter 3:5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted <1679> in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
- 2 John 1:12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust <1679> to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
- 3 John 1:14 But I trust <1679> I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.
- 1680 ~ἐλπίς~ elpis \@el-pece’\@ from a primary elpo (to anticipate, usually with pleasure); n f AV-hope 53, faith 1; 54 1) expectation of evil, fear 2) expectation of good, hope 2a) in the Christian sense 2a1) joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation 3) on hope, in hope, having hope 3a) the author of hope, or he who is its foundation 3b) the thing hoped for
- : Acts 2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope <1680>:
- Acts 16:19 And when her masters saw that the hope <1680> of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,
- Acts 23:6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope <1680> and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
- Acts 24:15 And have hope <1680> toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
- Acts 26:6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope <1680> of the promise made of God unto our fathers:
- Acts 26:7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope’s sake <1680>, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
- Acts 27:20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope <1680> that we should be saved was then taken away.
- Acts 28:20 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope <1680> of Israel I am bound with this chain.
- Romans 4:18 Who against hope <1680> believed in hope <1680>, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
- Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope <1680> of the glory of God.
- Romans 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope <1680>:
- Romans 5:5 And hope <1680> maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
- Romans 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope <1680>,
- Romans 8:24 For we are saved by hope <1680>: but hope <1680> that is seen is not hope <1680>: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
- Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope <1680>; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
- Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope <1680>.
- Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope <1680> fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope <1680>, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
- 1 Corinthians 9:10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope <1680>; and that he that thresheth in hope <1680> should be partaker of his hope <1680>.
- 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope <1680>, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
- 2 Corinthians 1:7 And our hope <1680> of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
- 2 Corinthians 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope <1680>, we use great plainness of speech:
- 2 Corinthians 10:15 Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labours; but having hope <1680>, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,
- Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope <1680> of righteousness by faith.
- Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope <1680> of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
- Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope <1680>, and without God in the world:
- Ephesians 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope <1680> of your calling;
- Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope <1680>, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
- Colossians 1:5 For the hope <1680> which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
- Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope <1680> of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
- Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope <1680> of glory:
- 1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope <1680> in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
- 1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope <1680>, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
- 1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope <1680>.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope <1680> of salvation.
- 2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope <1680> through grace,
- 1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope <1680>;
- Titus 1:2 In hope <1680> of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
- Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope <1680>, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
- Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope <1680> of eternal life.
- Hebrews 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope <1680> firm unto the end.
- Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope <1680> unto the end:
- Hebrews 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope <1680> did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
- Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith <1680> without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
- 1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope <1680> by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
- 1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope <1680> might be in God.
- 1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope <1680> that is in you with meekness and fear:
- 1 John 3:3 And every man that hath this hope <1680> in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
- Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is] faithful that promised;)
- Matthew 20:25-26 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
Mark 10:42-43 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
Luke 22:25-26 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
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