WE LIVE BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT
Jesse M. Hendley
II Corinthians 5:7
In II Corinthians 4:17 Paul writes, “For our light
affliction (talking about all our life as a light
affliction) which is but for a moment (compared with
eternity) worketh for us a far more exceeding and
eternal weight of glory; (verse 18) While we look not
at the things which are seen." He's talking about
Christians in this passage. Unsaved people look at
things, which are seen. They go under. Christians
look, but we don't fix our gaze on these things. "We
look not at the things which are seen, but at the
things which are not seen."
An Unseen World
There are things, which are not seen. Paul continues,
“For the things which are seen are temporal; (just
for a time, soon gone) but the things which are not
seen are eternal."
And then in II Corinthians 5, continuing the thought
without any break, he says seven words that I would
like to focus your attention on in these moments we
share together. II Corinthians 5:7, "We walk by
faith, not by sight." If we walk, (live), looking at
only what we see of temporal-things around us, we will
go under. But if we keep our eyes on the unseen world,
which is eternal, the eternal things, then we will
have the victory all the way through.
So the Apostle Paul says, "We look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things which are not
seen.” The things seen are temporal; the things not
seen are eternal.
We have gone through a crisis time recently. My
precious wife has been in a time of great physical
stress for a couple of years. The doctors missed
diagnosing the problem right and left, but finally a
doctor hit it dead center, finding that she had 90%
blockage on one side of her neck.
She has come home from the hospital, but while there,
I was sitting in the waiting area as she was in the
operating room. I saw a doctor emerge from the
operating room and walk over t ...
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