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Read 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 and 11-13


Read 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 and 11-13

6 So we are always full of courage. We know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord's home. 7 For our life is a matter of faith, not of sight. 8 We are full of courage and would much prefer to leave our home in the body and be at home with the Lord. 9 More than anything else, however, we want to please him, whether in our home here or there. 10 For all of us must appear before Christ, to be judged by him. We will each receive what we deserve, according to everything we have done, good or bad, in our bodily life.

11 We know what it means to fear the Lord, and so we try to persuade others. God knows us completely, and I hope that in your hearts you know me as well. 12 We are not trying again to recommend ourselves to you; rather, we are trying to give you a good reason to be proud of us, so that you will be able to answer those who boast about people's appearance and not about their character. 13 Are we really insane? It is for God's sake. Or are we sane? Then it is for your sake.

Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society


Verse 10; a reminder that we must appear before the judgment seat of Christ is a stern reminder to us to know that this life we live now has implications in eternity.  Paul encourages us to be mindful of our eternal life as we live in this body life.


Lord help me not to be so obsessed with the desires and needs of the flesh that I forget the life of the Spirit.

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