How Hope Helps

  Romans 8: 24, "For we are saved by hope..." How and why is this true? Not only must we hear the gospel, believe it, repent of our sins, confess our faith in Christ and be baptized in water for the remission of sins, we must live a faithful life (Rev. 2: 10).

  Even though we are tried and tempted we shall continue to run the race with patience because we are aware of the prize before us. It is our hope for the glory and joy of heaven that makes us "keep on keeping on.:

  In this way our hope becomes a motivating factor in keeping us loyal to God which is essential to heavenly salvation. If we do not remain faithful we become like a dog turning to his vomit again or a sow that was washed to the mire (2 Pet. 2: 20- 22). Hope keeps us going onward and upward. This is how hope saves.