Verse for Today – 1 Corinthians 2:9 (click to read)

23 Feb

 But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man

The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

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Read all of 1 Corinthians 2

This is another favorite verse.  I’ve read this and the surrounding verses when visiting with fellow believers who were approaching death.  We cannot over esteem the world and the life to come.  As good as life can get, we can be sure that the life of the world to come will be better, more beautiful, and incomparably amazing.  Our earthly trials and afflictions are momentary and passing.  As believers face death, perhaps as much as ever, they will demonstrate the genuineness of their faith.    We are to believe God’s Word and live in expectation of what he has promised.

While this life is inherently temporal, it is to be lived in view of the world that is to come.  When the Apostle Paul quotes these words from Isaiah 64, he is connecting the faith and expectation of believers now with those of generations past.  


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