“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again into a lively hope
by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away
reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God
through faith unto salvation
ready to be revealed in the last time.
Wherein ye greatly rejoice,
though now for a season, if need be,
ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth,
though it be tried with fire,
might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Whom ye have not seen,
in whom, though now ye see him not,
ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
recieving the end of your faith,
even the salvation of your souls.”
(1 Peter 1:3-9)
“Believers have a hope of glory, a lively hope, a hope eternal and divine. Because our hope abides, our praise continues. Because our hopes grow brighter and are every day nearer and nearer to their fulfillment, the volume of our praise increases. ‘I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.’ (Psalm 71:14) A dying hope would bring forth declining songs. As the expectations grow more dim, so would the music become more faint. But a hope immortal and eternal, flaming forth each day with more intense brightness, brings forth a song of praise which always gathers new force as it continues to arise. See well to your faith and your hope, for otherwise God will be robbed of your praise. It will be in proportion as you hope for the good things which He has promised to your faith, that you will render to Him the praise which is His royal revenue, acceptable to Him by Jesus Christ, and abundantly due from you.” ~C.H. Spurgeon
A lively hope = something to praise God about!