23
Feb

COMPARING

   Posted by: pastordiehl   in Uncategorized

Paul had just said that we are joint heirs with Christ, if we suffer with Him (v. 17). “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).

“Reckon” is an old English word that means ‘to consider’ or ‘to give account’. In other words, this was a new mindset that he had assumed. All the sufferings that he had gone through in his persecutions for Christ didn’t begin to compare with the blessings he will receive in heaven. ‘Think this way…’ Paul was saying.

People who study these things say my life expectancy in 85 years, and my wife has a few more. Then what? Just as we all need to plan financially for retirement, we also need to plan spiritually. Store up treasures in heaven now as an investment toward the future eternity in heaven. That investment will never expire.

So, let’s get our eyes off our difficulties today, and focus on the glory in heaven. The two just don’t compare.

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