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2020 Vision, Week 1, Day 7

by David Joynt on January 11, 2020

2020 Vision, Week 1, Day 7

2 CORINTHIANS 4:17-18 | For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

These verses bring the idea of “double vision” to the forefront. We look at “what cannot be seen,” we see what is invisible, as well as what is visible. Faith is a decision to see the world in a particular way. We see others as precious broken children of God, even when they act as rebels. We see the church as a vehicle for life and redemption, even when it appears as only a flawed institution. We see the Bible as God’s powerful and holy word, and not just a collection of interesting stories and human wisdom. We see suffering as our opportunity for God’s glory to be made visible, and not just bad luck. Ultimately, we see a future where glimpses turn to glory. Glimpses of truth become total understanding, glimpses of love becomes unbroken communion, glimpses of goodness become all things made new and whole.

Do you have double vision?

Practice it today.


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