We had four posts on Christ in us as our hope of glory and on New Jerusalem, the city of glory, as the consummation of our hope. Colossians 1:27 and Revelation 21:10, 11 declare:
Christ in you, the hope of glory
the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God
• God is the God of hope (Romans 15:13)
• Christ Jesus is our hope (1 Timothy 1:1)
• we were regenerated unto a living hope (1 Peter 1:3)
• the hope of righteousness (Galatians 5:5)
• hope is laid up for us in the heavens (Colossians 1:5)
• the hope of the gospel (Colossians 1:23)
• the hope of salvation (1 Thessalonians 5:8)
• God loves us and gave us good hope (2 Thessalonians 2:16)
• a blessed hope (Titus 2:13)
• the hope of eternal life (Titus 3:7)
Reading these verses, saying amen to them, and thanking God for them brings us into Romans 15:4, “through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
We can also apply Romans 5:2 and 12:12—we “boast because of the hope of the glory of God” and we “rejoice in hope.” Don’t boast or rejoice in your accomplishments or circumstances; they will change. Rather, boast and rejoice that the glory of the unchanging God will be manifested in us and in New Jerusalem.
Photo by Frank Balthis, courtesy of U.S. National Park Service.