The pastor and hymn writer Edward Mote wrote one of Christendom’s most famous hymns of grace, “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less.” Unlike most gospel and contemporary Christian music, this song is based on biblical text. For example, the refrain is based on the parable of Jesus found in Matthew 7:24-28. The first verse and refrain are as follows:
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in your life. Hope is knowing that Jesus will do what He promised in His word. King David, in his song of praise to God, describes God as the solid rock. “For who is God except the Lord? Who but our God is a solid rock?” 2 Samuel 22:32 (NLT)
Today, we live in a society where most things are not real, and people are unreliable. However, there’s still one reliable principle that is solid as a rock, which is Jesus Christ, the son of God. There is no rock like our God. Stand on Him and you can endure any storm.
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