“Therefore prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:13).
In Peter’s first epistle, hope resounds (1:3,21; 3:5,15). It is a mindset embraced by God’s people regardless of circumstances. When scripture speaks of hope it is not wishful thinking, such as when one hopes to do well in the job interview, or hopes to ace the test. In contrast, our hope is a confident expectation based upon both the person and work of Jesus Christ. Be hope-filled.