James/Jacob chapter 1 verses 22-25 The Passion Translation
Don’t just listen to the Word of Truth and not respond to it, for that is the essence of self-deception. So always let his Word become like poetry written and fulfilled in your life.
If you listen to the Word and don’t live out the message that you hear, you become like the person who looks in the mirror of the Word to discover the reflection of his face in the beginning. YOU PERCEIVE HOW GOD SEES YOU IN THE MIRROR OF THE WORD, but then you go out and forget your divine origin.
But those who set their gaze deeply into the perfecting law of liberty are fascinated by and respond to the truth they hear and are strengthened by it- they experience God’s blessing in all they do!
Throughout the Bible we are told that we are made holy through Christ this is the good news of the Gospel.
Colossians 1 verses 21-23 The Passion Translation. The apostle Paul is speaking to the church at Colossae.
Even though you were once distanced from him, living in the shadows of your evil thoughts and actions, he reconnected you back to himself. HE RELEASED HIS SUPERNATURAL PEACE TO YOU through the sacrifice of his own body as the sin- payment on your behalf so that you would dwell in his presence. And now there is nothing between you and Father God, for he sees you as holy, flawless and restored, if indeed you continue to advance in faith, assured of a firm foundation to grow upon. Never be shaken from the hope of the gospel you have believed in. And this is the glorious news I preach all over the world.
Proverbs 13 v 12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
This same verse in TPT says
When hope’s dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing. But when at last your dream comes true, life’s sweetness will satisfy your soul.
Hope is a weapon – Hope is a weapon song – by Judit Catan