- Joe Norton
Inward Renewal (8/4/2019)
Second in a series on keeping our eye on the goal (2 Corinthians 4:15-18)
“Therefore, we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16).
What a powerful message the Apostle Paul sends to a people beset on many sides by the problems of life. Mentioning his own troubles, he sends the Corinthians encouragement about how he intends to win the Christian race and how they can, too.
Win by being renewed day by day, the apostle says. He is talking about a refreshing of one’s inner self—that is, the spirit. When we are down and need a boost, help is available.
Times do come in our lives when we need refreshing. Like Paul, we can always be refreshed by renewing our knowledge of a loving Savior, by developing a positive attitude toward our being allowed to be a Christian, and by developing an unwavering faith—one that will not diminish in the face of life’s adversities.