A Weighty Reward (8/11/2019)
Third in a series on keeping our eye on the goal (2 Corinthians 4:15-18)
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17).
Having been accused of being a deceitful worker, the Apostle Paul and those laboring with him have maintained constancy in their work and in their faith.
They are troubled on every side; yet they do not become discouraged in their mission as messengers of Jesus Christ—they have the hope of the resurrection and they know the encouragement the church will receive because of their faithfulness.
In this verse, Paul points to the motivating factor in the life of every Christian as a reason for enduring whatever life throws in our pathway: the assurance of eternal life.
The present is so short in comparison to the vastness of eternity. So, we endure patiently the hurts and difficulties of this life, realizing that what awaits the faithful child of God far outweighs whatever happens here.