God’s blessings transform our Valley of trouble into the door of hope.

 

“Therefore, behold, I will allure her, will bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfort (to her heart). I will give her her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.” Hosea 2:15.

Hope, tigvah: Strong’s #8615. Hope; expectation; something yearned for and anticipated eagerly; something for which one waits. This verb comes from qavah, which means “to wait for” or “to look hopefully” in a particular direction.

Its original meaning was “to stretch like a rope.” In Joshua 2:18,21, it is translated “line” or “cord”; Rahab was told to tie a scarlet (beautiful picture of Christ’s blood the scarlet thread of redemption that runs all through the Bible.) tigvah (cord or rope) in her window as her hope for rescue.RahabsWindow

Yahweh Himself is the hope of the godly (Ps. 71:5). In this verse God’s blessing on His land will transform the Valley of Achor (“trouble”) into the “door of hope.” God redeems situations, bringing present hope in place of previous trouble.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 03:43:25

    Hope…a missing ingredient in so much of the world today. They will find that that hope is in Jesus the Savior of the whole man. All that is needed is a trust in the same God that Rahab trusted.

    Thanks Manny.

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