A Sure Hope
And hope does not make ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given to us [Darby Bible Translation].
The Christian hope is in being glorified—that is, becoming like Jesus Christ (1 John 3:2-3). This hope is not just a wish or a whim. It is sure and will not be disappointed, because God is faithful. He pours out His love through the Holy Spirit, and that produces the fruit of love in us.
To study more about God’s love that we should emulate, see “Fruit of the Spirit: Love.” Study more about biblical hope in our free booklet Finding Hope in a Hopeless World.