The Assurance of Hope
“And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end.”
The assurance of hope is true and lasting assurance that comes from a concentrated, determined, intense, passionate looking by faith to the Lord Jesus Christ as Surety of our salvation. It is also called the “full assurance of faith” (Hebrews 10:22) as the believer sees and believes the way into “the holiest,” the very presence of God Himself, “by the blood of Jesus” (Hebrews 10:19). The “blood of Jesus” is “the righteousness of God” (Romans 3:21-26) freely imputed to His people and which they all without exception receive by God-given faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the ground of our salvation and the ground of our assurance of salvation. Our hope is in Christ Jesus alone. We all want to see evidences of salvation within ourselves, but we must never look to these evidences for our assurance. All true, Holy Spirit wrought evidences of salvation point us to Christ alone and Him crucified for assurance.