And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:
The greatest accusation against a Christian is that their hope in the salvation of God does not waver or yield to the temptations and follies of this world. Like the Apostles and great saints before us, we can rejoice in good times and bad knowing that the promise made by God is fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Our Emmanuel was born indeed to be God with us, and the Spirit of Christ rules in the hearts of the hopeful.
Stand ready to be judge guilty of being a Christian. Live boldly.