Tag Archives: temporal vs. eternal

Eternal Salvation; October 28, 2022


Isaiah 51:6 “But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.” After pointing out the impermanence of everything material, the Lord here contrasts that with His salvation. We tend to think of salvation on strictly temporal terms, all … Continue reading

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Eternal Perspective; June 4, 2022


2 Corinthians 5:2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling. Paul was older when he wrote this, because he was definitely tired of his physical body. Verse eight makes that explicitly clear, particularly when coupled with … Continue reading

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Focus; April 8, 2022


Proverbs 23:17-18 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Once again there is a … Continue reading

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Depending on God; March 5, 2022


Job 6:13 “Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me? Sometimes the kindest thing God can do for us is help us understand how utterly helpless we are without Him. Job’s redeeming … Continue reading

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Perspective; January 29, 2022


2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. I read verse one of this chapter and almost stopped right there and wrote on that, and had the … Continue reading

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Priorities; November 11, 2021


3 John 1:2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. John knew his friend well, and had no worries about his … Continue reading

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Values; June 7, 2021


Job 21:16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked. Job here touches on an issue that comes up in the Bible many times and is still common all … Continue reading

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Taking Up Your Cross; March 24, 2021


Matthew 16:24-25 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his … Continue reading

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Goals; December 14, 2020


1 Timothy 6:11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. After talking about false teachers and the love of money, Paul gets to the things that he desires for … Continue reading

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Seen and Unseen; November 16, 2020


2 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. I would imagine a lot of people are trying to … Continue reading

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