The Pilgrim's Progress - Week 8

A Hope Renewed

Personal Meditation

KEY THEMES:

  • God gives us Christian friends to renew our hope in him.
  • True pilgrims follow Jesus whether it is hard or easy and whether they are poor or rich.
  • God warns us about lying, disobeying his commands, and loving money more than him.
  • God gives believers relief from trials and battles in the Christian life.

KEY VERSES:
 
Matthew 22:37–38
Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment.
 
1 Timothy 6:6–10
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
 
Matthew 6:24, 33
24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
 
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
 
Psalm 23:1–3
1 The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.