Bible: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

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  5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, 16  so that each one may be paid back according to what he has done while in the body, whether good or evil. 17 

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