Marriage and Family Series – Hope and Believe

Faith and hope or ignorance and naiveness? That would be the question for a person who believes and hopes all things, continually believing and placing their faith in their spouse and family. – –

believeth 4100 5719 all things, 3956

believes all things

hopeth 1679 5719 all things, 3956

hopes all things

 

4Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8Love never fails.

New King James

 

4Charity 26 suffereth long, 3114 5719 and is kind; 5541 5736 charity 26 envieth 2206 5719 not; 3756 charity 26 vaunteth 4068 3756 not 4068 5736 itself, 4068 5736 is 5448 not 3756 puffed up, 5448 5743 5Doth 807 not 3756 behave itself unseemly, 807 5719 seeketh 2212 5719 not 3756 her own, 1438 is 3947 not 3756 easily provoked, 3947 5743 thinketh 3049 5736 no 3756 evil; 2556 6Rejoiceth 5463 5719 not 3756 in 1909 iniquity, 93 but 1161 rejoiceth 4796 5719 in the 225 truth 225 ; 7Beareth 4722 5719 all things, 3956 believeth 4100 5719 all things, 3956 hopeth 1679 5719 all things, 3956 endureth 5278 5719 all things. 3956 8Charity 26 never 3763 faileth:

King James with Greek Reference Numbers

 

In the Greek Language the meaning of “believeth” is as follows:

4100. pisteuvw pisteáuoµ, pist-yoo’-o; from 4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit; by impl. to entrust (espec. one’s spiritual well-being to Christ):- believe (-r), commit (to trust), put in trust with.

4102. pivsti” pistis, pis’-tis; from 3982; persuasion, i.e. credence; mor. conviction (of relig. truth, or the truthfulness of God or a relig. teacher), espec. reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstr. constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself:- assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.

3982. peivqw peáithoµ, pi’-tho; a primary verb; to convince (by argument, true or false); by anal. to pacify or conciliate (by other fair means); refl. or pass. to assent (to evidence or authority), to rely (by inward certainty):- agree, assure, believe, have confidence, be (wax) confident, make friend, obey, persuade, trust, yield.

 

If we have been hurt or damaged a great deal in our lives, then believing in another may be difficult for us. This could also be true if we have been exposed to many untrustworthy people or one person who has continually broken our trust. Yet, this is exactly what we are called to do. We are asked, when displaying biblical love to believe, and continue to believe in those we love. Our fidelity to belief in the relationship could be what God uses to bring about a heart change in a person. We could have times when we feel we are being made a fool of, as we believe time and again only to find the person is less than honest with us. Pride should not deter us from what God has asked us to do in this respect. Despite the outward display, a person may put on when they lie or deceive someone who is loving and trusting them, it is that person who feels like the fool. Continue in your loving, trust, and belief in those you love and let your love rid their souls of deceit.

 

In the Greek Language the meaning of “hopeth” is as follows:

1679. ejlpivzw eálpizoµ, el-pid’-zo; from 1680; to expect or confide:- (have, thing) hope (-d) (for), trust.

1680. ejlpiv” eálpis, el-pece’; from a primary e[lpw eálpoµ (to anticipate, usually with pleasure); expectation (abstr. or concr.) or confidence:- faith, hope.

 

Hope is the one thing that keeps each of us going, opening our eyes and getting up each morning. Think for a moment if you had no hope in anything. You could not survive without it in some aspect of your life. That hope motives us to continue in.. When we hopeth all things we are saying, to ourselves, that we trust God desires the very best for us in life. We are saying, to others, we believe in them or in our connection to them. When we do not look at things in a hopeful manner, it affects both the way we act and the way others in relationship with us act. We need to look at life hopefully and positively or we will not act positive and purposefully. We need to have hope in our relationships so that others have an expectation to reach for, relationally speaking, with us. Faith is the evidence of things hopes for.. What do you hope for?

 

Here I am going to pull a few sentences from the previous section, because it is applicable to this sections and the next. They bears repeating, with only slight changes made to the verbiage.

 

In the Greek Language the meaning of “all things” is as follows:

3956. pa`” pas pas; incl. all the forms of declension; appar. a primary word; all, any, every, the whole:- all (manner of, means), alway (-s), any (one), x daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no (-thing), x thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.

 

Encarta r World English Dictionary defines “declension” as follows:

de·clen·sion

n

3. worsening or falling away: the process of gradually declining or deteriorating (formal)

4. geology downward slope: a downward slope, especially of terrain

 

This definition from the biblical text does not offer any “opt out clause.” It tells us to believe and hope all things, everything and anything. Not just believe and hope but “daily” if need be, “as many as” is necessary, “whatsoever” it is, “always”, the “whole” things. Only through the power of God and His Spirit is such possible. Furthermore, in so doing, that type of faith, hope, and belief in a person, drips, drips, drips, into their heart and wears away the ugliness. Let us each pray God provides us with the power and strength we need each day to show that type of belief and hope in the people we love.

 

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  1. I was thinking about heaven and I became depressed, I had said to myself that if Heaven is as bad as earth I do not want to go there, and Jesus immediately spoke to me and said Paul, heaven is not at all like earth” it was really great to hear his voice, his assurance.. http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/as-many-as-are-led-by-the-spirit-of-god/


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