9/24/13

From Gary... Without rain...

It rained yesterday and its raining today and is going to rain tomorrow as well. Yuk!!!  

But, where would we be without it?  The grass wouldn’t grow, neither would the roses in my front yard.  If it never rained again, after awhile EVERYTHING WOULD DIE!!!  There is a depressing thought on a rainy day.  But, to continue... without rain, there wouldn't be a clearing of the air or a rainbow, or all those contrasting shapes in the skies for us to marvel at. No more oceans for us to sail, nor rivers to canoe in. The world would be a dry and dusty place without rain.  And would be dirty too!!!  Beyond all this... why do we have rain?  What does it mean to us?  Well, we know that eventually it will stop raining- so we have hope. And hope is a very good thing indeed!!!  Sometimes there seems to be precious little to hope for, but that is where faith comes in.  God has helped in the past and will continue to do so- whether or not we think it will.  And so, when I look at the picture (taken by my granddaughter Lizzie in our retirement park in Dade City) the clearing clouds remind me that God will provide, just as HE has always done.  And I must keep on believing and have faith.  The following is a long selection from the book of Hebrews, but read it through all the way; it is worth it...



Hebrews, Chapter 11
1 Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen.  2 For by this, the elders obtained testimony.  3 By faith, we understand that the universe has been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen has not been made out of things which are visible.  4 By faith, Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had testimony given to him that he was righteous, God testifying with respect to his gifts; and through it he, being dead, still speaks.  5 By faith, Enoch was taken away, so that he wouldn’t see death, and he was not found, because God translated him. For he has had testimony given to him that before his translation he had been well pleasing to God.  6 Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.  7 By faith, Noah, being warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared a ship for the saving of his house, through which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.  8 By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out to the place which he was to receive for an inheritance. He went out, not knowing where he went.  9 By faith, he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.  10 For he looked for the city which has the foundations, whose builder and maker is God.  11 By faith, even Sarah herself received power to conceive, and she bore a child when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who had promised.  12 Therefore as many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as innumerable as the sand which is by the sea shore, were fathered by one man, and him as good as dead.  13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them and embraced them from afar, and having confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.  14 For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.  15 If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had enough time to return.  16 But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. 

  17  By faith, Abraham, being tested, offered up Isaac. Yes, he who had gladly received the promises was offering up his one and only son;  18 even he to whom it was said, “In Isaac will your seed be called”;   19 concluding that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Figuratively speaking, he also did receive him back from the dead.  20 By faith, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.  21 By faith, Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.  22 By faith, Joseph, when his end was near, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave instructions concerning his bones.  23 By faith, Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.  24 By faith, Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,  25 choosing rather to share ill treatment with God’s people, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time;  26 accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he looked to the reward.  27 By faith, he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. 28 By faith, he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them.  29 By faith, they passed through the Red Sea as on dry land. When the Egyptians tried to do so, they were swallowed up.  30 By faith, the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been encircled for seven days.  31 By faith, Rahab the prostitute, didn’t perish with those who were disobedient, having received the spies in peace.  32 What more shall I say? For the time would fail me if I told of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets;  33 who, through faith subdued kingdoms, worked out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,  34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, grew mighty in war, and caused foreign armies to flee.  35 Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.  36 Others were tried by mocking and scourging, yes, moreover by bonds and imprisonment.  37 They were stoned. They were sawn apart. They were tempted. They were slain with the sword. They went around in sheep skins and in goat skins; being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated  38 (of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts, mountains, caves, and the holes of the earth.  39 These all, having had testimony given to them through their faith, didn’t receive the promise,  40 God having provided some better thing concerning us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Faith, as described in the Bible is NOT just a mental exercise, designed to sharpen your intellect; it is motivation which causes you to act.  Faith has a cerebral aspect of it to be sure, but REAL FAITH ACTS!!!  The apostle James puts it this way...


James, Chapter 2

14  What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him? 15 And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food,  16 and one of you tells them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled”; and yet you didn’t give them the things the body needs, what good is it?  17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.  18 Yes, a man will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith. 

  19  You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.  20 But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead?  21 Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?  22 You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected;  23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness”; and he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith.  25 In the same way, wasn’t Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?  26
 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.


Today's post was not written for YOU, it is written for ME; that I might be reminded to take whatever faith I might have and put it to WORK!!!  So, bring on the rain and the more clouds the better, so that I might see beyond them by faith.  My prayer for today, is that you might think about this as well.  OH, yes, and the rain helps you nap on a dreary day.
PS.  I reached the 95 pound mark last night at weight-watchers.  Only a hundred to go. 

From Gary.... Bible Reading and Study September 24





Bible Reading and Study    


September 24


The World English Bible



Sept. 24
Psalms 98-100

Psa 98:1 Sing to Yahweh a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand, and his holy arm, have worked salvation for him.
Psa 98:2 Yahweh has made known his salvation. He has openly shown his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
Psa 98:3 He has remembered his loving kindness and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Psa 98:4 Make a joyful noise to Yahweh, all the earth! Burst out and sing for joy, yes, sing praises!
Psa 98:5 Sing praises to Yahweh with the harp, with the harp and the voice of melody.
Psa 98:6 With trumpets and sound of the ram's horn, make a joyful noise before the King, Yahweh.
Psa 98:7 Let the sea roar with its fullness; the world, and those who dwell therein.
Psa 98:8 Let the rivers clap their hands. Let the mountains sing for joy together.
Psa 98:9 Let them sing before Yahweh, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
Psa 99:1 Yahweh reigns! Let the peoples tremble. He sits enthroned among the cherubim. Let the earth be moved.
Psa 99:2 Yahweh is great in Zion. He is high above all the peoples.
Psa 99:3 Let them praise your great and awesome name. He is Holy!
Psa 99:4 The King's strength also loves justice. You do establish equity. You execute justice and righteousness in Jacob.
Psa 99:5 Exalt Yahweh our God. Worship at his footstool. He is Holy!
Psa 99:6 Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel among those who call on his name; they called on Yahweh, and he answered them.
Psa 99:7 He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud. They kept his testimonies, the statute that he gave them.
Psa 99:8 You answered them, Yahweh our God. You are a God who forgave them, although you took vengeance for their doings.
Psa 99:9 Exalt Yahweh, our God. Worship at his holy hill, for Yahweh, our God, is holy!
Psa 100:1 Shout for joy to Yahweh, all you lands!
Psa 100:2 Serve Yahweh with gladness. Come before his presence with singing.
Psa 100:3 Know that Yahweh, he is God. It is he who has made us, and we are his. We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Psa 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, and bless his name.
Psa 100:5 For Yahweh is good. His loving kindness endures forever, his faithfulness to all generations.


 
The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

The Composite Bible is a effort to understand the Bible by considering it from different perspectives and different levels of literalcy. First, read the World English Bible (the least literal-black text) for comprehension of the text. Next, read both the World English Bible with the Darby Translation (more literal-blue text)to make comparisons and lastly, read all three versions (Young's is the most literal translation- red text) at one time to obtain an overview of the text. Doing this will make you think about what the Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.
Psalms
 
 
Psalms 98 1
Sing to Yahweh a new song, For he has done marvelous things! His right hand, and his holy arm, have worked salvation for him.
{A Psalm.} Sing ye unto Jehovah a new song: for he hath done wondrous things; his right
hand and his holy arm hath wrought salvation for him.
A Psalm. Sing ye to Jehovah a new song, For wonders He hath done, Given salvation
to Him hath His right hand and His holy arm.
Psalms 98 2
Yahweh has made known his salvation. He has openly shown his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
Jehovah hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the
sight of the nations.
Jehovah hath made known His salvation, Before the eyes of the nations, He hath
revealed His righteousness,
Psalms 98 3
He has remembered his lovingkindness and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
He hath remembered his loving-kindness and his faithfulness toward the house of Israel:
all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
He hath remembered His kindness, And His faithfulness to the house of Israel, All
ends of earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Psalms 98 4
Make a joyful noise to Yahweh, all the earth! Burst out and sing for joy, yes, sing praises!
Shout aloud unto Jehovah, all the earth; break forth and shout for joy, and sing psalms.
Shout to Jehovah, all the earth, Break forth, and cry aloud, and sing.
Psalms 98 5
Sing praises to Yahweh with the harp, With the harp and the voice of melody.
Sing psalms unto Jehovah with the harp: with the harp, and the voice of a song;
Sing to Jehovah with harp, With harp, and voice of praise,
Psalms 98 6
With trumpets and sound of the ram`s horn. Make a joyful noise before the King, Yahweh.
With trumpets and sound of cornet, make a joyful noise before the King, Jehovah.
With trumpets, and voice of a cornet, Shout ye before the king Jehovah.
Psalms 98 7
Let the sea roar with its fullness; The world, and those who dwell therein.
Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein;
Roar doth the sea and its fulness, The world and the inhabitants in it.
Psalms 98 8
Let the rivers clap their hands. Let the mountains sing for joy together.
Let the floods clap [their] hands; let the mountains sing for joy together,
Floods clap hand, together hills cry aloud,
Psalms 98 9
Let them sing before Yahweh, For he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with equity. Psalm 99
Before Jehovah, for he cometh to judge the earth: he will judge the world with
righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
Before Jehovah, For He hath come to judge the earth, He judgeth the world in
righteousness, And the people in uprightness!
Psalms 99 1
Yahweh reigns! Let the peoples tremble. He sits enthroned among the cherubim. Let the
earth be moved.
Jehovah reigneth: let the peoples tremble. He sitteth [between the] cherubim: let the
earth be moved.
Jehovah hath reigned, peoples tremble, The Inhabitant of the cherubs, the earth
shaketh.
Psalms 99 2
Yahweh is great in Zion. He is high above all the peoples.
Jehovah is great in Zion, and he is high above all the peoples.
Jehovah in Zion [is] great, And high He [is] over all the peoples.
Psalms 99 3
Let them praise your great and awesome name. He is Holy!
They shall praise thy great and terrible name, -- it is holy! --
They praise Thy name, `Great, and fearful, holy [it] is.`
Psalms 99 4
The King`s strength also loves justice. You do establish equity. You execute justice and
righteousness in Jacob.
And the strength of the king that loveth justice. *Thou* hast established equity: it is
thou that executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
And the strength of the king Hath loved judgment, Thou -- Thou hast established
uprightness; Judgment and righteousness in Jacob, Thou -- Thou hast done.
Psalms 99 5
Exalt Yahweh our God. Worship at his footstool. He is Holy!
Exalt Jehovah our God, and worship at his footstool. He is holy!
Exalt ye Jehovah our God, And bow yourselves at His footstool, holy [is] He.
Psalms 99 6
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel among those who call on his name; They called on Yahweh, and he answered them.
Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name:
they called unto Jehovah, and *he* answered them.
Moses and Aaron among His priests, And Samuel among those proclaiming His
name. They are calling unto Jehovah, And He doth answer them.
Psalms 99 7
He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud. They kept his testimonies, The statute that he gave them.
He spoke unto them in the pillar of cloud: they kept his testimonies, and the statute that
he gave them.
In a pillar of cloud He speaketh unto them, They have kept His testimonies, And
the statute He hath given to them.
Psalms 99 8
You answered them, Yahweh our God. You are a God who forgave them, Although you took vengeance for their doings.
Jehovah, our God, *thou* answeredst them: a forgiving ·God wast thou unto them, though
thou tookest vengeance of their doings.
O Jehovah, our God, Thou hast afflicted them, A God forgiving Thou hast been to
them, And taking vengeance on their actions.
Psalms 99 9
Exalt Yahweh, our God. Worship at his holy hill, For Yahweh, our God, is holy! Psalm 100
A Psalm of thanksgiving.
Exalt Jehovah our God, and worship at the hill of his holiness; for holy is Jehovah our God.
Exalt ye Jehovah our God, And bow yourselves at His holy hill, For holy [is] Jehovah
our God!
Psalms 100 1
Make a joyful noise to Yahweh, all you lands!
{A Psalm of thanksgiving.} Shout aloud unto Jehovah, all the earth!
A Psalm of Thanksgiving. Shout to Jehovah, all the earth.
Psalms 100 2
Serve Yahweh with gladness. Come before his presence with singing.
Serve Jehovah with joy: come before his presence with exultation.
Serve Jehovah with joy, come before him with singing.
Psalms 100 3
Know that Yahweh, he is God. It is he who has made us, and we are his. We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Know that Jehovah is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; [we are] his
people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Know that Jehovah He [is] God, He made us, and we are His, His people -- and the
flock of His pasture.
Psalms 100 4
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, Into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, and bless his name.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving [and] into his courts with praise; give thanks
unto him, bless his name:
Enter ye His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praise, Give ye thanks to
Him, bless ye His Name.
Psalms 100 5
For Yahweh is good. His lovingkindness endures forever, His faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 101 A Psalm by David.
For Jehovah is good; his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever; and his faithfulness from
generation to generation.
For good [is] Jehovah, to the age His kindness, And to generation and generation
His faithfulness!



 Study Questions

How shall the LORD judge the earth? 98:9
 

The LORD our God is a______________? 99:5
 

The LORD is ______________? 100:3


The World English Bible


 
Sept. 24
2 Corinthians 4

2Co 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we don't faint.
2Co 4:2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
2Co 4:3 Even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled in those who perish;
2Co 4:4 in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them.
2Co 4:5 For we don't preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake;
2Co 4:6 seeing it is God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2Co 4:7 But we have this treasure in clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves.
2Co 4:8 We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair;
2Co 4:9 pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed;
2Co 4:10 always carrying in the body the putting to death of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
2Co 4:11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus may be revealed in our mortal flesh.
2Co 4:12 So then death works in us, but life in you.
2Co 4:13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, "I believed, and therefore I spoke." We also believe, and therefore also we speak;
2Co 4:14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will present us with you.
2Co 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
2Co 4:16 Therefore we don't faint, but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.
2Co 4:17 For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;
2Co 4:18 while we don't look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

 
The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

The Composite Bible is a effort to understand the Bible by considering it from different perspectives and different levels of literalcy. First, read the World English Bible (the least literal-black text) for comprehension of the text. Next, read both the World English Bible with the Darby Translation (more literal-blue text)to make comparisons and lastly, read all three versions (Young's is the most literal translation- red text) at one time to obtain an overview of the text. Doing this will make you think about what the Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.
2 Corinthians

 
2 Corinthians 4 1
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we don`t faint.
Therefore, having this ministry, as we have had mercy shewn us, we faint not.
Because of this, having this ministration, according as we did receive kindness,
we do not faint,

2 Corinthians 4 2
But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man`s conscience in the sight of God.
But we have rejected the hidden things of shame, not walking in deceit, nor falsifying
the word of God, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every
conscience of men before God.
but did renounce for ourselves the hidden things of shame, not walking in
craftiness, nor deceitfully using the word of God, but by the manifestation of the
truth recommending ourselves unto every conscience of men, before God;
2 Corinthians 4 3
Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in those who perish;
But if also our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in those that are lost;
and if also our good news is vailed, in those perishing it is vailed,
2 Corinthians 4 4
in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them.
in whom the god of this world has blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, so that the
radiancy of the glad tidings of the glory of the Christ, who is [the] image of God, should
not shine forth [for them].
in whom the god of this age did blind the minds of the unbelieving, that there
doth not shine forth to them the enlightening of the good news of the glory of the
Christ, who is the image of God;
2 Corinthians 4 5
For we don`t preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus` sake.
For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus Lord, and ourselves your bondmen for
Jesus` sake.
for not ourselves do we preach, but Christ Jesus -- Lord, and ourselves your
servants because of Jesus;
2 Corinthians 4 6
Seeing it is God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," who shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Because [it is] the God who spoke that out of darkness light should shine who has shone
in our hearts for the shining forth of the knowledge of the glory of God in [the] face of
[Jesus] Christ.
because [it is] God who said, Out of darkness light [is] to shine, who did shine in
our hearts, for the enlightening of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of
Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4 7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassingness of the power may be of God, and not from us:
And we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may
be of God, and not of us;
2 Corinthians 4 8
We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair;
every way afflicted, but not straitened; seeing no apparent issue, but our way not
entirely shut up;
on every side being in tribulation, but not straitened; perplexed, but not in
despair;
2 Corinthians 4 9
pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed;
persecuted, but not abandoned; cast down, but not destroyed;
persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
2 Corinthians 4 10
always carrying in the body the putting to death of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be
manifested in our body;
at all times the dying of the Lord Jesus bearing about in the body, that the life
also of Jesus in our body may be manifested,
2 Corinthians 4 11
For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus` sake, that the life also of Jesus may be revealed in our mortal flesh.
for we who live are always delivered unto death on account of Jesus, that the life also of
Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh;
for always are we who are living delivered up to death because of Jesus, that the
life also of Jesus may be manifested in our dying flesh,
2 Corinthians 4 12
So then death works in us, but life in you.
so that death works in us, but life in you.
so that, the death indeed in us doth work, and the life in you.
2 Corinthians 4 13
But having the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, "I believed, and
therefore I spoke." We also believe, and therefore also we speak;
And having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, I have believed,
therefore have I spoken; *we* also believe, therefore also we speak;
And having the same spirit of the faith, according to that which hath been
written, `I believed, therefore I did speak;` we also do believe, therefore also do
we speak;
2 Corinthians 4 14
knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will present us with you.
knowing that he who has raised the Lord Jesus shall raise us also with Jesus, and shall
present [us] with you.
knowing that He who did raise up the Lord Jesus, us also through Jesus shall raise
up, and shall present with you,
2 Corinthians 4 15
For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
For all things [are] for your sakes, that the grace abounding through the many may cause
thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
for the all things [are] because of you, that the grace having been multiplied,
because of the thanksgiving of the more, may abound to the glory of God;
2 Corinthians 4 16
Therefore we don`t faint, but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is
renewed day by day.
Wherefore we faint not; but if indeed our outward man is consumed, yet the inward is
renewed day by day.
wherefore, we faint not, but if also our outward man doth decay, yet the inward is
renewed day by day;
2 Corinthians 4 17
For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;
For our momentary [and] light affliction works for us in surpassing measure an eternal
weight of glory;
for the momentary light matter of our tribulation, more and more exceedingly an
age-during weight of glory doth work out for us --
2 Corinthians 4 18
while we don`t look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen; for the
things that are seen [are] for a time, but those that are not seen eternal.
we not looking to the things seen, but to the things not seen; for the things seen
[are] temporary, but the things not seen [are] age-during.


 Study Questions


Who blinds the minds of those who do not believe? 4:4