EHUD: HOPE FROM UNEXPECTED PLACES
We Need A Better Savior – Part 4
Judges 3.1–2 “Now these are the nations that the Lord left, to test Israel … to teach war to those who had not known it before.” (esv)
Romans 5.2–3 “… we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God … we also rejoice in our sufferings …” (niv)
WHAT HOPE STRENGTHENS US DURING ADVERSITY?
HOPE #1: GOD WILL Take Down His Enemies
Psalm 2.2–4 “The kings of the earth … conspire together against the Lord … The one enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord ridicules them.” (csb)
Isaiah 30.10 “… speak to us smooth things …” (esv)
v. 25 “… and there lay their lord dead on the floor.” (esv)
HOPE #2: GOD WILL Transform Our Tragedies
Jeremiah 31.13 “I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.” (esv)
Romans 8.18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (esv)
HOPE #3: GOD WILL Surprise Us With His Mercies
SURPRISED BY How HE SAVES!
1 Corinthians 1.24–25 “… Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God, because God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.” (csb)
SURPRISED BY Who HE SAVES!
v. 15 “Then the people of Israel cried out to the LORD, and the LORD raised up for them a deliverer …” (esv)
Judges 4.1 “After Ehud died, the Israelites once again did evil in the eyes of the LORD.” (niv)
Ephesians 2.5 “… even when we were dead in our trespasses, [God] made us alive together with Christ …” (esv)