2 Corinthians_4

Scripture:

2 Corinthians 4: 16-18

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 

Observation:

Our light affliction: Why is our affliction light and not heavy? Because even the worst of it, by the measure of eternity, is but for a moment. This is partially true in the sense that most of our troubles come and go, and “this too shall pass.” It is also true in the sense that even a long life by this world’s standard is nothing on the scale of eternity. Even if one were to live for a hundred years and suffer every day, by the measure of eternity it is but for a moment. [https://enduringword.com/bible-commentary/2-corinthians-4/]

Understanding:

Some may say the world – financially, physically, the job market, etc. – is “wasting away.” However, even in these times, we are told “do not lose heart.”  Our troubles are considered “light and momentary.”  Light because we’ve got a God with strong, broad shoulders that will carry the weight.  Momentary when compared with eternity.  So…

Life Application:

Do not lose heart! <3 

Turn and fix your eyes upon what is unseen, what is eternal.  Keep things in perspective, which may be hard to do at times (especially when media headlines are what they are and coming at you from all directions!)…so stay grounded, stay connected to the family, to the word, to God and Do. Not. Lose. Heart.  When you’re up, share your light and love with the world that needs it.  When you’re down, get connected. 

Go love on somebody today – with clean hands and from at least 6 feet away! 😉

Rei