2 Corinthians 5 Part 1–The Best Is Yet to Come

It is often easy to forget that this world is simply not our home.  Paul was reminding the Corinthians that as humans we walk on the earth in a temporary dwelling. These bodies we have been given were not built to last.  Instead, God sent the Holy Spirit as a deposit and a reminder that we will receive Heavenly bodies as we join the Lord for eternity. What’s more, not only are these bodies temporary, but this life is also temporary.  God calls us to live for eternal things.
 
If we spend our lives gathering and building as if this world is all that there is, we, as His children, have completely missed the point.  Nothing about this life is lasting–except the things we do to become like Christ.  The greatest legacy we can leave is not some monument or vault full of riches. Instead, the legacy is a group of friends and family that know and love God and will spend eternity with us as we are with Him. While we are here, we must be open and vocal about Christ; because soon we will be with Him–in new bodies and with those that have grasped the critical nature of knowing the Lord, personally.  As Paul so clearly put it, “To be at home in our bodies is to be away from the Lord!”  We must live lives that point us toward being home with the Lord!!!
 
God Bless You

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile, we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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