Looking At the Unseen Things


By David Ettinger

This is the 3rd of a 3-part series based on 2 Corinthians 4:16-18. The first is Never Lose Heart, Christian. The second isThis World But a Light Affliction.

Perfect Instruction
In 2 Corinthians 4:16, Paul encouraged the Corinthians to never lose heart. In verse 17, he assured them that though they suffered, compared to what awaited them, their suffering would seem but “light affliction.”

In verse 18, he brings these two truths to a logical conclusion, urging the Corinthians to not focus their attentions on this passing world, but to look to eternity. Paul writes: “[Therefore] look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

Perfect instruction for the Corinthians; perfect instruction for believers today.

Eternal Perspective
As Christians, we…

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