The God of hope (Rom 15:13)

“May the God of hope

Fill you

With all joy

And peace

In believing,

So that you may abound

In hope

By the power

Of the Holy Spirit!”

Ὁ δὲ Θεὸς τῆς ἐλπίδος πληρώσαι ὑμᾶς πάσης χαρᾶς καὶ εἰρήνης ἐν τῷ πιστεύειν, εἰς τὸ περισσεύειν ὑμᾶς ἐν τῇ ἐλπίδι ἐν δυνάμει Πνεύματος Ἁγίου.

Paul said “May the God (Ὁ δὲ Θεὸς) of hope (τῆς ἐλπίδος) fill you (πληρώσαι ὑμᾶς) with all joy (πάσης χαρᾶς) and peace (καὶ εἰρήνης) in believing (ἐν τῷ πιστεύειν), so that you may abound (εἰς τὸ περισσεύειν ὑμᾶς) in hope (ἐν τῇ ἐλπίδι) by the power (ἐν δυνάμει) of the Holy Spirit (Πνεύματος Ἁγίου)!”  Paul summarized the main themes of this epistle.  He wanted the God of hope to fill all of them in Rome with joy and peace because of their belief in Jesus Christ.  Thus, they might abound in hope that comes from the Holy Spirit.  No doubt about it, Paul wanted these Roman Christians to be full of joy and peace because of their strong belief in Jesus Christ.  All this would be accomplished via the power of the Holy Spirit.  This was a strong Trinitarian statement about God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Do you see the relationship between hope and the Trinity?

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