2 Corinthians 5:6-10
So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.
Reflect and Pray:
Paul places his ultimate assurance and confidence in God. As a result, we walk by faith, not by sight. Last week’s passage from Paul said, “for we look at not what can be seen but at what cannot be seen. For what can be seen if temporary but what cannot be seen is eternal.”
It is easy for me to lose sight of the big picture. Paul’s words remind me to live in present and experience life to its fullest. But what does experiencing life to its fullest mean? Does it mean money, possessions, experiences, assets, or accomplishments? The world would have us believe these things bring fullness. I have never stood by an open grave with a family wrought with pain at the loss of a loved one that would say these were the most important things. At that point, most usually, what is important is the love that has been given and received, time well spent together, and the assurance that this is not the end.
As we make our choices this day, let us ask ourselves why we make the choices we do. Have you ever had “buyer’s remorse?” That is you purchase something and later wish you hadn’t. As we make our choices and decisions about life and relationships today let us ask ourselves am I going to have “buyer’s remorse” or is this an investment in my, or someone else’s, spiritual future and well-being?