Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 4 (day three)
“What is seen is temporary.”
Paul said it earlier: “The world in its present form is passing away.” The pattern of this age, the stopgaps, the diversions, the workarounds—all of what we think of as “just the way things are”—really have only the most tenuous hold on the universe. It’s only a matter of time before these bankrupt systems of living completely collapse. You might not want to get too celebratory about that just yet. How are we supposed to live if we can’t depend on what we thought were the cold hard facts of life? Don’t repeal if you can’t replace. This is what Paul was getting at when he spoke of his longing that “Christ be formed” in people. Christ teaching you your work habits, Christ teaching you how to think—determine to learn from him.