2 Corinthians 4:18 - Focus on What Will Last Forever.
2 Corinthians 4:18 (CEV) Things that are
seen dont last forever, but things that are
not seen are eternal. Thats why we keep our
minds on the things that cannot be seen
Human beings can handle an enormous
amount of frustration, delay, and pain as long as
they have hope.
But when hope is gone, people give up.
Jesus offers the only hope that is
eternal. And it is a hope that will never disappoint.
But you need the right perspective to understand
the hope found in Jesus.
That means you dont just look at
whats going on right now. Instead of focusing on
the temporary, focus on the eternal. For
instance, pay more attention to Gods Word than the
news on your smartphone.
Difficulties dont last. But hope in
God lasts forever. The Bible says, These
three things continue forever: faith, hope, and
love. And the greatest of these is love (1
Corinthians 13:13 NCV).
There is a plaque engraved with Hebrew
letters that hangs on the wall in my office. People
ask me all the time what the Hebrew means. It
simply says, This too shall pass.
I like to look at it when Im going
through a difficult time. It reminds me that no
matter what my circumstances are, they are
temporary. No problem comes to stay in your life. It
will pass. Even if it is a lifelong chronic
problem, you wont take it into eternity.
Paul reminds us of this in 2 Corinthians
4:18: Things that are seen dont last
forever, but things that are not seen are eternal.
Thats why we keep our minds on the things that
cannot be seen. (CEV).
Your problems wont last forever. The
coronavirus pandemic wont last forever. Uncertainty
with the economy wont last forever.
But there are things in Gods universe
that you cant see that will last forever.
Faith, hope, and love will last forever. And if you
trust in Jesus, you will be with God forever in
Put your hope in Jesus. Dont
shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the
things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert
to what is going on around Christ - thats
where the action is. See things from his
perspective (Colossians 3:2 The Message).
Your hope in Christ will become a hope
fulfilled. [Daily Devotional by Rick Warren:
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
2 Corinthians 4:18 - Believing In The Unseen.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
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Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
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Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
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