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God’s Word teaches that the appearing of Jesus Christ in his resurrected glory is the Christian’s “blessed hope” (Titus 2:13). Our hope is not vague wishful thinking or unfounded optimism. Our hope is Jesus and what he will accomplish when he returns.
Yet so often this hope in Jesus’
When Jesus returns, he will return as the Lover of our souls, the Bridegroom returning for his bride. He will also return as the conquering
King and the righteous Judge. His appearing could be the best news or the worst news of a person’s life. This gap between the beautiful and the terrible has ...
Our afflictions draw us close to the Savior, who alone will bring about final justice in the end. And his sure vengeance gives us the freedom not to be a people of vengeance. Rather, it frees us to love our enemies and pray that they too would be saved by Jesus.