Thursday, October 8, 2015
If our eyes are fixed on the things seen its easy to lose heart and be downcast in spirit when they perish. For we know these physical things will perish, therefore our hope is corruptible.
"For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat then it withers the grass; it's flower falls and it's beautiful appearance perishes."(James 1:11)
“All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, And its flower falls away, But the word of the LORD endures forever.” (I Peter 1:24)
If we fix our eyes on the word of God and our hope in the things unseen, it is incorruptible. Untouchable by the world, unshakable by the ruler of this world, and unmovable by things in this world.
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,”
(II Corinthians 4:16-17)
“Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever” (I Peter 1:23)