Hope Explored and Explained
I have not done a word-by-word analysis. I have not counted the occurrences. I have not spent the time necessary to validate the following statement, but, it occurs to me that the simple word “hope” must appear a couple of hundred times in the Bible.
The Reason for Our Hope
Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope. (1 Peter 3:15)
Before we can be ready to give an explanation for our hope, the first task would be to define the word. The Oxford Dictionary defines hope as “A feeling of expectation and desire