Jesus is Hope – Day 5

Jesus is Hope – Day 5

Relentless Hope in the Coming of Jesus

(adapted from 12/3/23 sermon, “Jesus is Hope”)

For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed.

Titus 2:11-13 (NLT)

The call to live with relentless hope in the imminent return of Jesus is not just a future-oriented expectation but a transformative principle for our daily lives. As we navigate the complexities of the world, the anticipation of Jesus’ glorious return becomes the compass guiding our choices. The apostle Paul encourages believers to embrace wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God while eagerly anticipating the day when the fullness of God’s glory will be revealed in Jesus Christ.

This hope is not a license to sin or to compromise with the world, but a call to renounce all ungodliness and worldly passions. We are to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age, knowing that we are not of this world, but belong to God. We are to be salt and light in the world, shining with the grace and truth of Jesus. We are to be ready for his return, not caught off guard or unprepared. We are to look forward with eager longing to the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. This hope is the fuel of our faith, and the foundation of our love.

  1. How does the prospect of Jesus’ return influence the way you live your life today?
  2. Consider the balance between living in the present world and eagerly anticipating Jesus’ return. How can we find that balance?
  3. Reflect on the hope-filled future promised in Titus 2:13. How does it inspire you to live differently?

Evaluate your daily priorities and consider how they align with the hope of Jesus’ return. Make intentional adjustments to live with a heightened awareness of His imminent coming.


Share the message of hope in Christ’s return with someone who may be searching for meaning and purpose. Let your anticipation of Jesus’ return be a catalyst for conversations about the transformative power of hope.


Heavenly Father, as we eagerly await the glorious return of Jesus, help us live with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to You. May our lives be a testament to the hope we have in Him. Grant us the grace to share this hope with those around us. Amen.