Scripture Sunday (5)

Scripture Sunday is a weekly post to highlight Bible passages I’ve read recently that were particularly interesting to me. I’m not a qualified expert in any way, so I will keep my thoughts to my highly-subjective impressions. My translation is NIV.

From my reading this week:

 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 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 4:16-18

Why I chose it:

I really love 2 Cor. 4 as a whole, but this time around I was getting stuck on the outward appearance versus the inward reality. My body, which is slowly degrading one day at a time, is just a physical shell for my inner self. Both pieces belong to Jesus but the inside piece is what’s being “renewed” every day. Awesome! And kinda disturbing! But mostly awesome!

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