Shalom, Hesed and Tikvah.

Jeremiah 29:11 reads, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end (future and a hope).”

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God promises his people SHALOM, future and hope in his covenant mercy (HESED). The expected end is hope (TIKVAH) which means a rope of many strands strong and dependable, the sort a mountaineer will trust with his life. The rope which let down the two spies and later hung on the outer wall of Jericho saving Rahab and her family was a scarlet TIKVAH. Believers are bound by this cord to heaven through Christ who is our salvation and hope (Heb.6:19-20). God in Christ is our dependable TIKVAH.

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