(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – 2 Corinthians 3-6)
Anything that I can see is not going to last forever.
Its lack of permanence should effect how I think about them. Why try to get “permanently” attached to something that ultimately isn’t permanent?
God is eternal. There is an after-life. I will face Judgment Day. As a believer I will be with God eternally.
Because God is eternal, I want to structure my life around Him. I want to please Him. I want to do His bidding.
Paul is also looking at suffering in this verse. This world has it share of troubles. I do not have the firepower to fathom what God is doing. I do know that He knows what He is doing and that it is ultimately for my good if I belong to Him. Woe to those who don’t belong to Him and suffer. Hopefully that suffering turns them to a relationship with God.
“Your Ways are beyond my fathoming. I do know that You are forever. I am just passing through this life on earth with a faltering body. I believe that You are God. I believe that I am a sinner and that You loved me enough to send Jesus to take care of my sin problem. I thank You for that sacrifice. I yield to Your Holy Spirit. I want to make the Godly best of my time remaining. I love You, Father.”