ANSWER: That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ.
QUESTIONS FOR FAMILY DEVOTIONS
What are some of the ways in which we use the word hope in our daily speech?(For instance: I hope that I get a lot of toys for Christmas; I hope my friend calls me to play today; I hope I don’t get sick; Hope you have a good trip; etc.)
Now, take a look at Psalm 71:5, Psalm 119:81, and Titus 2:11–13. How is the hope described in these verses (and in this catechism question) different from some of our common ways of using the term?
Even when we understand the concept of hoping in God, do we sometimes hope in other things, people, etc.? Name some of the other objects of our hope that take the place of God.
The answer to this first question says that we belong entirely to God. Why is it good that we belong to God? What might this mean for us in our day-to-day living?