Bible: 2 Cor 5:1-9

Living by Faith, Not by Sight

5:1 For we know that if our earthly house, the tent we live in, 1  is dismantled, 2  we have a building from God, a house not built by human hands, that is eternal in the heavens. 5:2 For in this earthly house 3  we groan, because we desire to put on 4  our heavenly dwelling, 5:3 if indeed, after we have put on 5  our heavenly house, 6  we will not be found naked. 5:4 For we groan while we are in this tent, 7  since we are weighed down, 8  because we do not want to be unclothed, but clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5:5 Now the one who prepared us for this very purpose 9  is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment. 10  5:6 Therefore we are always full of courage, and we know that as long as we are alive here on earth 11  we are absent from the Lord 5:7 for we live 12  by faith, not by sight. 5:8 Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away 13  from the body and at home with the Lord. 5:9 So then whether we are alive 14  or away, we make it our ambition to please him. 15 

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