O Soul, the world lies before you. All is yours, because you are God’s. Life and death. The present and future. Power and glory. Word and action. Doing and accomplishment. The meek inherit the earth. The humble harness the glorious gifts of God. To his people belong eternal life. You are one, but you are not alone. You are small, but not helpless. The Word in your heart and prayer on your lips make you an effective servant full of hope.
My agenda, a standard Brazilian item, says today is the “Day of Hope.” No idea who declared it such. Not a bad designation, probably.
For Christians, every day is the day of hope, of course. “… we rejoice in the hope of God’s glory” Rom 5.4.
A good measure of one’s spiritual condition is certainly that status of their faith, hope, and especially love. If one is to take inventory, this is the place to begin.
Writer quotes several Bible texts where the three are mentioned together. A good “inventory” for self, if you’re already thinking of new year. (Wait, it’s not Thanksgiving yet!) Or good to do any time.