In a world where hope is defined as “hope so”, the Biblical concept for hope is assurance. It is always important for us to define terms.
Colossians 1:27 states, “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” What a wonderful verse!
The Old Testament Jews didn’t expect God to graft in or allow the Gentile people to become part of His family! This mystery was exposed and made known after His death, burial, and resurrection. So as the Apostle Paul addresses this church, he reassures the church that “Christ in you” is their hope. Jesus in the life of the believer is the assurance of God’s plan! Jesus is the “Assurance” of glory!
As a believer in Jesus Christ, you can go through your day shining and showing the assurance of glory! Wear a smile! You have the “Hope of Glory”!