Why we never give up

In 2 Corinthians 4 there is a great passage that gives us hope and encouragement. It says…

“That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:16-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In these three verses there are three great truths…

  1. Our bodies are dying, but our spirits are being renewed each day.
  2.  Our present troubles will not last long.
  3. Despite our troubles we focus on the eternal which last forver!

We have two great hopes. Our spirit is being renewed each day to become more like Christ and we have the hope of eternal life with Christ.

This is why we never give up!