Monday, April 11, 2011: Romans 5:5 – 6 (NKJV)
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
Why is this hope without disappointment? The Holy Spirit floods our hearts with God’s love. We know true love because Christ died for us when we were sinners and not lovable to God.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011: 1 Peter 2:6 (NKJV)
Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,
“Behold, I lay in Zion
A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,
And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”
What does being put to shame mean? The word thus translated is the same as being disappointed.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011: Romans 10:9 – 11 (NKJV)
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”
What does your salvation rest on? If it rests on belief that Christ Jesus, who died for your sin is risen from the grave and you tell someone that you believe it, you are saved!
Thursday, April 14, 2011: Isaiah 28:16 (NKJV)
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD:
“Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation,
A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;
Whoever believes will not act hastily.
What is not acting hastily mean? It means not being disappointed. This is the verse in Isaiah that is quoted in the New Testament references above.
Friday, April 15, 2011: Hebrews 9:27 – 28 (NKJV)
And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
So much for not being disappointed: what about an appointment? There is one that all will be on time for: death. Scripture adds that this is not the end. A judgment will surely follow.