So much of what we call hope is temporary. It is fleeting. At most, it lasts in this life only. Paul said (1 Cor. 15:19) that if Christ brings a temporary hope only, we are the most miserable of men on the planet. I would agree. Most people don't wear parachutes because they are comfortable (in fact they are quite uncomfortable), they wear them for security. So many Christians today have ditched their parachute because it didn't bring them happiness on the flight of life. God is not near as interested in pacifying or pleasing us with 'the abundant life' as He is protecting and preparing us for 'eternal life.' Here's what to expect in the last days: Joel 3:16; Malachi 3:16; Revelation 3:16.