“The Seen and the Unseen”
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that 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 4:16-18
Many of us can relate with what the Apostle Paul was saying: “Though outwardly we are wasting away,” as we GROW OLDER, our earthly bodies ‘waste away’, and we are ever aware of our mortality. However, as we AGE outwardly, we also are RENEWED INWARDLY, DAY by DAY, as we become MORE and MORE like our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore Paul could say with ALL SINCERITY, “Do NOT lose HEART!”
The Apostle Paul considered his troubles and sufferings to be LIGHT and MOMENTARY, no matter how SEVERE they ACTUALLY WERE. He could say this, when he weighed his problems in light of the ETERNAL GLORY that awaited him. He goes on to ENCOURAGE the TRUE BELIEVERS NOT to FIX their EYES on what is SEEN, which are the material things of this world, the things that will waste away, and be destroyed with this world, but to FOCUS on the UNSEEN things of their inner being, those things that are their ETERNAL GLORY, and will NEVER FADE, nor WASTE AWAY.
What are your EYES FOCUSED ON? The things of this DOOMED WORLD? Or on the UNSEEN things of an ETERNAL GLORY, an ETERNITY in Heaven with ALL of its BLESSINGS? If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you cannot FOCUS on the UNSEEN THINGS, but your eyes are on those things that will WASTE AWAY and be DESTROYED with this WORLD. And you will be DESTROYED TOO, because of your UNBELIEF. You cannot have both worlds. You MUST CHOOSE. If you choose to focus on the UNSEEN THINGS, you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO God, 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 FOCUS on the UNSEEN things, your ETERNAL GLORY. Do this NOW, while you still can. He waiting and coming SOON!!!