For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!] – 2 Corinthians 4:17 (Amplified Bible)
There’s so much truth and knowledge embedded in our opening verse. The King James Version says, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” The Word calls the troubles and challenges you face in your job, health, finances etc…, ‘light afflictions’.
So, the next time you’re facing some challenges, or there’s a brother or sister who’s going through difficult times, let him or her know that it’s a light affliction, and therefore, will not stay, because it came to pass; it’s for a short time. Those afflictions prepare, produce, and achieve for you an everlasting weight of glory—a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness that’ll never cease! Blessed be God!
This means that if you thought your life was glorious before the “light afflictions” came, the glory that’s coming, far outweighs whatever level of glory you’ve experienced so far. So what? Don’t give up! Hold on to God’s Word! Let your life and all that concerns you: your family, business, academics, job, health, finances, etc…be founded on the Word! The Lord Jesus said in Luke 6:47-48, “Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.”
It doesn’t matter what comes against you, as long as you’re founded on the Word, you’ll prevail. You can eyeball the devil and say, “Throw your best shot!” The contrary wind can be as fierce as ever; the flood can rise to its summit, but you’ll remain triumphant! He said in Isaiah 43:1-2, “But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. 2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee”. Glory to God!
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Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the times of refreshing that your Word has delivered to me today. I see life from the mountaintop because I see my victories already, in the Word. Therefore, I’m flying on the wings of the Spirit, knowing that the challenges I face “came, to pass.” My life is for your glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Isaiah 43:1-2; 2 Timothy 3:12