Spiritual hope

Manton Monday — Insights from puritan Thomas Manton

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.”  (Hebrews 11:1-2 ESV). In a most interesting, brief comment,  Puritan Thomas Manton speaks of both a natural hope and a “spiritual” hope as he reflects on this verse.  Manton

“…when we delight in a thing when we hope for it; Natural hope is the flower of pleasure and foretaste of happiness; SPIRITUAL HOPE is the harbinger and forerunner of those eternal and unmixed delights which the Lord has prepared for us.”

May the Lord help us to hope for the best of things.
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