Hope of Eternity

Hope of eternity with Christ in heaven also enables my heart to thrive during the most difficult and lengthy of trials here on earth. When looking at the sheer weight of unseen glories to come, my troubles seem light by comparison; and when looking at the staggering length of eternity, my troubles seem fleeting by comparison. (2 Cor. 4:16-18) It is only against the backdrop of a glorious eternity that my circumstances can be seen in such a manner; and the promise of this glorious eternity is part and parcel of the gospel itself. (Col. 1:5)

Preaching the gospel to myself every day is a great way to keep myself established in "the hope of the gospel," (Col. 1:23) so that I might experience the practical benefits that such a a hope is intended to bring me here on earth.

- Milton Vincent, A Gospel Primer for Christians

2 Corinthians 4:16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self [1] is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.


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