Leading into 2 Corinthians 4, the Apostle Paul had been called in because things were getting out of order. He was called in not to reestablish, but to bring some correction.
One thing he said in verses 17 and 18 is that our light affliction – the trouble, the difficulties that we go through – work for us. Remember, he told the church in Rome that all things work together for good for them that are called of the Lord (Romans 8:28). But then he continued. He said it works a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we look not (aren’t focused on) on things which we see – which are challenging us – but the things which are not seen. For the things which you’re seeing are temporary. The Amplified Bible says, “Subject to change.”
So let me remind us. Anything you and I go through is subject to change.
Paul continued in 2 Corinthians 4:18, “But the things which are not seen,” he said, “are eternal.”
God is doing behind the curtain what we don’t even see. Even if you don’t feel like it, He has and will always be doing something for your benefit. Your situation is subject to change. Your health is subject to change. Finances? Subject to change. Nothing we can see is eternal. They are only temporary according to God.
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