Scripture reading for August 1st: Psalm 62-64, 2nd Corinthians 4
Key Scriptures: 2nd Corinthians 4:16-18 “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
Paul was encouraged and shared how he kept his own spirit up. If he focused on the external things that he saw, he could easily become discouraged. His own body was growing older and wasting away. He suffered afflictions and persecutions. Not everyone that he preached Jesus Christ as Lord to treated him with respect. But he looked at the unseen realities of the spiritual realm and was renewed inside each day! These things were eternal while the visible world was transient!
Psalm 62:1-2 “For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation. He alone is my Rock and my Salvation, my Fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.”
Prayer: Lord, thank You for encouraging me and renewing me inside with vision and understanding of the eternal realities of Your presence and glory. I can say with David, You are my Rock! Amen.