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Read 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1


Read 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

13 The scripture says, “I spoke because I believed.” In the same spirit of faith, we also speak because we believe. 14We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus to life, will also raise us up with Jesus and take us, together with you, into his presence. 15All this is for your sake; and as God’s grace reaches more and more people, they will offer to the glory of God more prayers of thanksgiving.
16 For this reason we never become discouraged. Even though our physical being is gradually decaying, yet our spiritual being is renewed day after day. 17And this small and temporary trouble we suffer will bring us a tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than the trouble. 18For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts for ever.
5  For we know that when this tent we live in—our body here on earth—is torn down, God will have a house in heaven for us to live in, a home he himself has made, which will last for ever.

Think

As Paul speaks about his ministry he acknowledges the fact that he and the disciples are not perfect.  But they are full of hope.  Hope can not be seen - but is hoped for.

Pray

Lord, give me honesty about the present a hopeful longing for your ongoing transformation of my heart as you work in me. 

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