Thursday, July 4, 2013

Struggling With Our Vision


While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18)

  • Christians who have known the Lord for a long time or who have gone through great trials seem to have a better heavenly vision.
  • Their eternal eyesight has gotten better and their close-up earthly vision is diminishing.
  • The apostle Paul had that type of eternal vision.
  • And he encouraged the church in Corinth with these words: “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Cor. 4:17-18).
  • Many of us are struggling with our eyesight.
  • There is a tension between enjoying all that God has given us in this life, and working hard for the future.
  • But seeing God will bring us perfect vision.
  • Our life on earth is but a moment compared to eternity. Let us enjoy the time we have been given, and tell others of God’s love and goodness, until that day when we see God.
  • Let us keep our eyes fixed on the prize.

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