“Seen is Temporary, Unseen is Eternal!”
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
The Apostle Paul was under a lot of suffering and persecution, he experienced a lot of troubles, but he weighed the things that were troublesome to him with the things that awaited him in glory, and came to the conclusion that the UNSEEN things far outweighed the SEEN things.
He considered his troubles to be LIGHT and MOMENTARY in comparison with the ETERNAL GLORY that awaited him. Paul was giving this comparison to the believers in Corinth, to encourage them in their walk with the Lord. He wanted to impress upon them that their troubles, like his troubles were LIGHT and MOMENTARY, and were achieving an ETERNAL GLORY that would be FAR BEYOND their suffering, an ETERNAL GLORY that would last throughout ALL of ETERNITY.
Paul’s message is applicable to ALL TRUE BELIEVERS throughout the ages. Those who have lived through SUFFERING and TROUBLES, and have received their ETERNAL GLORY, and to those of us who are at the present time, experiencing SUFFERING and TROUBLES, we too will one day KNOW that what we experienced here on this earth can’t come ANYWHERE close to comparing to the ETERNAL GLORY that awaits us.
Paul goes on to say that we should NOT fix our eyes on what can be SEEN, but on what is UNSEEN, because what is SEEN is TEMPORARY, but what is UNSEEN is ETERNAL and will NOT fade away. What the “inner man” or the HEART, sees far OUTWEIGHS what our physical eyes can see. What a GLORIOUS experience awaits those who have given their HEART and LIFE to God.
Have you given your HEART and LIFE to God? If not you do NOT have the HOPE of an ETERNAL GLORY, only the hope of an ETERNITY of torment, torture, pain, agony, heartache, and despair, in a place called Hell. But God, in His infinite MERCY, is giving you the opportunity to come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and fix your eyes on the UNSEEN things that are ETERNAL and NOT on the SEEN things that are TEMPORARY and will one day FADE AWAY. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!