Hope See also Faith The confident expectation of and longing for the promised blessings of righteousness. The scriptures often speak of hope as anticipation of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. Blessed is the man whose hope the Lord is, Jer. 17:7. The Lord will be the hope of his people, Joel 3:16. We have hope through patience and the scriptures, Rom. 15:4. God hath begotten us unto a lively hope in the resurrection of Christ, 1 Pet. 1:3. Every man that hath this hope purifieth himself, 1 Jn. 3:2–3. Ye must press forward, having a perfect brightness of hope, 2 Ne. 31:20. See that ye have faith, hope, and charity, Alma 7:24 (1 Cor. 13:13; Moro. 10:20). I wish that ye would hearken unto my words, having a hope that ye shall receive eternal life, Alma 13:27–29. If ye have faith, ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true, Alma 32:21 (Heb. 11:1). Hope comes of faith and maketh an anchor to the soul, Ether 12:4 (Heb. 6:17–19). Man must hope or he cannot receive an inheritance, Ether 12:32. Mormon spoke concerning faith, hope, and charity, Moro. 7:1. Ye shall hope through the atonement of Jesus Christ to be raised to eternal life, Moro. 7:40–43. The Holy Ghost fills you with hope, Moro. 8:26 (Rom. 15:13). They departed mortal life, firm in the hope of a glorious resurrection, D&C 138:14.