The reality is that, if we figure to survive in this world, we had better have hope. The ancients knew that. Do you remember Pandora? Mythology has her as a lady endowed with every charm…the gift of all the gods. She was sent to earth with a little box which she had been forbidden to open, but curiosity finally got the better of her…she lifted the lid and out from that box escaped every conceivable kind of terror. Pandora made haste to close the box up again, but it was too late. There was only one thing left…HOPE. That was the ancients’ way of saying how important hope is. Even when all else is lost, there is still hope.
Beloved, Pandora’s Box is opened in our world and in our lives today and we need hope. Friends, true hope is found in faithfulness to Jesus. We are saved by hope (Rom. 8:24). This salvation comes as “continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel” (Col. 1:23). “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27). In Christ and through obedience to His Gospel our hope is “an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil” (Heb. 6:19).
Where are you putting your hope?