But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
Father, may we all, who profess your name, be telling a lost world, the Good News, that our souls were bought with a price, that we can never repay, by Jesus perfect life, his giving of himself for us, out of perfect love, that we might be rescued from ourselves, to a new life in him. Your word never returns empty, and YOUR LOVE NEVER FAILS.
One day, HE will return. May we live, ready, in the Hope, that He will Restore, ALL things.
He Restores my Soul. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
You all are a blessing. Thank you for following my random thoughts in the mornings. 🙂🙏🙂
Our prayers are not for us to be seen, but for us and our hearts to be seen by God. It is not for us to receive Glory, but for him to receive Glory and Honor and Praise, and to petition him for his will ours needs? It’s not about us, but about him.
In my own strength, I would not have the capacity to love, but Paul says, in Philippians, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. –Lord, through your strength, help me to love others who are unlovable, just as I was to you.–
Our Hope is in you Lord, for the security in knowing, that even though we live in a world that is passing away, you have a place ready for us that will NEVER fade away.
17)For momentary, a light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18) while we a look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (See notes below)
MacArthur Study Bible
2nd Cor 4:17
momentary, light affliction. The Gr. word for “light” means “a weightless trifle” and “affliction” refers to intense pressure. From a human perspective, Paul’s own testimony lists a seemingly unbearable litany of sufferings and persecutions he endured throughout his life ( 11:23–33 ), yet he viewed them as weightless and lasting for only a brief moment. eternal weight of glory. The Gr. word for “weight” refers to a heavy mass. For Paul, the future glory he would experience with the Lord far outweighed any suffering he experienced in this world (cf. Ro 8:17 , 18 ; 1Pe 1:6 , 7 ). Paul understood that the greater the suffering, the greater would be his eternal glory (cf. 1Pe 4:13 ).
things which are seen … not seen. Endurance is based on a person’s ability to look beyond the physical to the spiritual; beyond the present to the future, and beyond the visible to the invisible.