Bible: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10

4:16 Therefore we do not despair, 1  but even if our physical body 2  is wearing away, our inner person 3  is being renewed day by day. 4:17 For our momentary, light suffering 4  is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison 4:18 because we are not looking at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen. For what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

Living by Faith, Not by Sight

5:1 For we know that if our earthly house, the tent we live in, 5  is dismantled, 6  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 7  we groan, because we desire to put on 8  our heavenly dwelling, 5:3 if indeed, after we have put on 9  our heavenly house, 10  we will not be found naked. 5:4 For we groan while we are in this tent, 11  since we are weighed down, 12  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 13  is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment. 14  5:6 Therefore we are always full of courage, and we know that as long as we are alive here on earth 15  we are absent from the Lord 5:7 for we live 16  by faith, not by sight. 5:8 Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away 17  from the body and at home with the Lord. 5:9 So then whether we are alive 18  or away, we make it our ambition to please him. 19  5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, 20  so that each one may be paid back according to what he has done while in the body, whether good or evil. 21 

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