2 Corinthians 4:18 “Fixing Our Eyes on Things Eternal”

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

Our journey and progression through the scriptures has revealed to us an initial insight of the essence of Christ; the Word is eternal, the Word was with the Father, the Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. Jesus declared he is the way and the truth and the life, and that no one comes to the Father except through Him. We can do all things through Him because He strengthens us. He is the vine and we are the branches. If we remain in Him and Him in each of us we will bear much fruit, and apart from Him we can do nothing.

We have also learned what our part is in growing and staying close to Him. We need to be still and know that He is God. Our Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. In order for us to grow in our faith we can no longer conform to the pattern of the world, but be transformed by the renewing of our mind. When we do this, our faith grows and Jesus reveals Himself more and more to us so that we are able to test and approve His perfect will and through this our faith is further strengthened.

And so we come to our new verse- “SO WE FIX OUR EYES NOT ON WHAT IS SEEN, BUT ON WHAT IS UNSEEN, SINCE WHAT IS SEEN IS TEMPORARY, BUT WHAT IS UNSEEN IS ETERNAL.” Our daily transformation happens through our assurance in what we do not see and moves us from thoughts of the world to thoughts of the spirit. We will begin our study of this verse with the opening – “SO WE FIX OUR EYES”. Let’s meditate today on where we fix our attention (“eyes”) during the day. What thoughts are keeping us from connecting with Jesus? God never changes. We are either moving closer to Him in our thought life, or we are moving away from Him.

 

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