Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And, without growing weak in faith, he could contemplate his own vital powers which had now decayed--for he was nearly 100 years old--and Sarah's barrenness.
and that this hope never disappoints, because God's love for us floods our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
It is *in hope* that we have been saved. But an object of hope is such no longer when it is present to view; for when a man has a thing before his eyes, how can he be said to hope for it?
While He is yet speaking, men come from the house to the Warden, and say, "Your daughter is dead: why trouble the Rabbi further?"
"By what proof," asked Zechariah, "shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is far advanced in years."
"Therefore, Sirs, take courage; for I believe God, and am convinced that things will happen exactly as I have been told.
But you, brethren, like Isaac, are children born in fulfilment of a promise.