2 Corinthians 4:18 helps us focus on what will last forever. This choice will bring us life-giving hope.
“Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 – Moses
“God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 – Solomon
“We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people, which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven. You have had this expectation ever since you first heard the truth of the Good News.” – Colossians 1:3-5
“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” – 2 Corinthians 4:13-18
“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-6 We gain a supernatural peace and understanding.
“For we live by believing and not by seeing…we work hard to persuade others.” – 2 Corinthians 5:6-11
“We have a priceless inheritance, kept in heaven…reward,” – 1 Peter 1:3-9
“Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.” – 1 Peter 1:21-23
“We are not natural beings have a temporary spiritual experience, but we are spiritual beings having a temporary natural experience.” – Jack Louman
Regardless of how long we may live on this earth, the things we do here, the memories we make can hardly be compared to the beautiful amazing experiences we will know forever in eternity.
Eternal perspective leads me to believe that my relationship with God has greater value than the “ups and downs” of this life.
Life is short, and valuable in ways beyond what we originally understood.
Accept Jesus as Savior.
What lasts forever matters most.
Focus on your confident hope.
Live by priorities set by eternal perspective.