We hope for righteousness (Gal. 5:5)

“For through the Spirit,

By faith,

We eagerly wait

For the hope

Of righteousness.”

ἡμεῖς γὰρ Πνεύματι ἐκ πίστεως ἐλπίδα δικαιοσύνης ἀπεκδεχόμεθα.

Paul said, “For through the Spirit (ἡμεῖς γὰρ Πνεύματι), by faith (ἐκ πίστεως), we eagerly wait (ἀπεκδεχόμεθα) for the hope of righteousness (ἐλπίδα δικαιοσύνης).”  Only the Pauline letters used this word ἀπεκδεχόμεθα, that means to await eagerly or look for.  Paul explained that they were eagerly waiting for the hope of righteousness.  They were doing this through the Holy Spirt by their faith.  They believed strongly that the Holy Spirit would bring them righteousness.  They were very hopeful.  Are you hopeful?