Bible: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:8
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.