“...that I may gain Christ and be found in him...”—Philippians 3:8-9, NIV1984

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Beyond All Comparison


16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.— 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (ESV)
If there is one truth that compels us to endure hardship and striving for the sake of the gospel, it is that, it is worth it. No affliction, no trial, no persecution, and no suffering, when compared to the always and forever-ness of the glory of dwelling with the living God, perfect in all He is and does and in how He loves us, is even noticeable or significant. Is this a compelling reason to endure a difficult, sometimes unbearable life and to work hard for the sake of the gospel? Is this a compelling reason to sacrifice striving for the pleasures of the world? Is this a compelling reason to make the most in your conversation and love for others each moment. Absolutely and Positively.