THE LOVE OF GOD IS POURED IN OUR HEARTS BY THE HOLY SPIRIT!
"Now hope does not confuse, because the love of God is poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, which has been given to us."
THOUGHT: The biblical meaning of the word hope is related to the certainty we can have, that what we believe will happen. It is a spiritual confidence, which surpasses all our understanding, as well as Faith! We can have this certainty, this hope, and this faith, because in our hearts there is much more than just a desire, an emotion, or a belief, for God Himself dwells in us. When we become Christians, Jesus pours the Spirit into us as a gift from God to sanctify us, make us part of the same Body, and dwell within our hearts. Paul adds one more thing to the list of blessings that come from God's presence - the Father's love. It is not something that we just have, but that God continues to renew through the Holy Spirit, just as Jesus promised.
PRAYER: Holy and Almighty God, trembling in power and majestic in holiness, thank You for not only coming to us in Christ, but also for dwelling in us through your Spirit. Please pour your love into my heart, so that I can live your love day after day and also share with my fellow men this deep feeling on your part in the name of Jesus. Amen.