“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18).
Today’s Morsel: One of the things that I learned in the army is you must soldier with pain. They are not about to just let you lay around and do nothing because of pain. If you complain about your pain too long, and the doctors can’t find a reason, they will soon see you as a malingerer and start the process to put you out. Why does it seem that saints in the church cannot endure pain these days? I hate to tell you this, but scriptures do tell us that it is through much tribulation that we enter the kingdom. Paul said that our light afflictions are only for a moment. But notice what else he said about them. They are working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. Therefore, you must learn how to endure hardness as a good soldier. Don’t be too quick to want to get out of your affliction. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all” (Psalms 34:19). Let God work, and you can get through it in His desired time with His desired purpose. But if you keep running to man because of your affliction, you are going to have to keep repeating the process to learn God's desired end.
Sing: I’m a soldier, in God’s army, and I'm fighting, I’m claiming the victory. I will not give up, I will not turn around. I’m a soldier, marching heaven bound.
Thought For Today: Pain: Weakness leaving the body.