We have hope (1 Tim. 4:10)

“To this end,

We toil

And struggle,

Because we have our hope

Set on

The living God,

Who is the savior

Of all people,

Especially of those

Who believe.”

εἰς τοῦτο γὰρ κοπιῶμεν καὶ ἀγωνιζόμεθα, ὅτι ἠλπίκαμεν ἐπὶ Θεῷ ζῶντι, ὅς ἐστιν Σωτὴρ πάντων ἀνθρώπων, μάλιστα πιστῶν.

Paul said, “To this end (εἰς τοῦτο γὰρ), we toil (κοπιῶμεν) and struggle (καὶ ἀγωνιζόμεθα), because we have our hope (ὅτι ἠλπίκαμεν) set on the living God (ἐπὶ Θεῷ ζῶντι), who is the savior (ὅς ἐστιν Σωτὴρ) of all people (πάντων ἀνθρώπων), especially of those who believe (μάλιστα πιστῶν).”  Paul emphasized that he was working hard and struggling to achieve godliness.  He had hope in the living God, who is the savior of all people.  Then Paul added the caveat that the believing Christians would have a leg up.  The God of Israel was God for all people.  God wants all people to be saved.  However, only a few believe in him.  Do you believe in the living God?

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