For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. Hebrews 7:19
Yesterday we talked about the Truth that we do not have to worry at all about measuring up when it comes to God. Let’s keep going with that study here today. We are shown here in Hebrews that the Law, or the What We Have to Do and Don’t Do List, never allowed anyone to measure up when it comes to our Father. Human successes have never allowed anyone to draw near to God. Look at Moses, he was pretty good and our Father still had to cover Himself up when He talked to him. Mankind just hasn’t been made to be able to ever measure up with God.
For God has consigned (penned up) all men to disobedience, only that He may have mercy on them all [alike]. Romans 11:32
Our weakness and lack of ability in measuring up does not matter in the least. Look at what our Father tells us: the Hope that we only have to rely on Jesus has brought us perfection. We don’t even have to have faith in this, only the hope of Jesus brings perfection. We are also told that just having hope brings us close to our Father, so close to Him that He now lives continually in us.
I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be made perfect in One; and that the world may know that Thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me. John 17:23
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Howbeit, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect; yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princess of this world, that come to naught. 1 Corinthians 2:5-6
The wisdom of the world tries to tell us that we have to believe first, or that we have to accept first, or measure up for our Father to be able to work fully through us. That is nonsense. All we have to do is have hope and even hoping for this is not left up to us by our Father.
May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope. Romans 5:13
The Holy Spirit is responsible to cause us to abound in Hope. Our burden is light and our yoke is incredibly easy. It doesn’t get any easier than being totally reliant on God and not ourselves to cause us to all abound in victory. We cannot help but to overflow with Hope. Our Father is Hope and His power causes us to believe that all things now work together for our good. We never look to ourselves, we have been perfected by Jesus and His perfection is now our perfection.