“By faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope.” (Galatians 5:5)
A heartfelt greeting to all those, who share with us the same hope wrought by the Risen Christ, who ascended to heaven, to the right hand of God. Pentecost offers us another opportunity to be renewed in our hope. Time to reconsider: what is our hope and how do we think it will be fulfilled.
It is in itself a valuable thing to find some sort of hope, when so many people lose heart and are filled with the sense of inadequacy, of guilt, or feel rejected. However, the Apostle Paul speaks of a special hope: that of righteousness. It is something more, than the one expressed in words like: “I hope it will turn out (I’ll be able to prove), that I am right (not guilty, innocent…). The hope mentioned by Paul is that of the forgiveness of our sins, of a new redeemed and reformed life!
This hope of righteousness is kindled and fed in our hearts by the Spirit, in spite of our sheer unrighteousness. The Spirit points to Christ, who gives us His righteousness, because the ones, who believe in Christ and not in themselves, those believe through the Spirit.
“By faith” we await to be pronounced righteous, not based on our merits or accomplishments.
May the hope and faith wrought by the Spirit bring forth the fruit of love in us towards our Heavenly Father and all His children!
On behalf of the Bonus Pastor Foundation team,
Rev. Kálmán Adorján