Cover 2016-03-06

Ron Writes
(edited and adapted from) Neal Pollard, Bear Valley Church of Christ bulletin

Our Hope

Especially during the unrest of an election year, it’s important to keep our focus keen. β€œTruly In Vain Is Salvation Hoped For From...”

A politician or political party
Wall Street
Military might
Our net worth or economic savvy
Government programs
The second amendment
Popularity and fame
The worship of nature
Exercise and fitness
The appeal of our good looks
Walls
The importance of our occupation or position
Our national identity
The Supreme Court
Ethnicity and race
Science and technology
Any religious figure besides Jesus Christ (even those claiming to represent Him)
Family members and friends

In Jeremiah 3:23, the prophet writes, "Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel." Jeremiah's brethren put all their eggs in the wrong baskets. They neglected to see where true hope was found and where saving faith was to be put. Their misguided trust led to their downfall. It cannot be otherwise in any generation, including our own.

Ultimate deliverance from our greatest trials, struggles, and challenges comes from only one source – God!