Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 4 (day four)
Paul is offering his counsel to the church in Corinth. He is reminding them of the contrasts between the world and God. He used words like hidden vs. manifested…veiled vs. seen…blinded vs. sight…darkness vs. light…afflicted vs. not crushed…persecuted vs. not forsaken…perplexed vs. not despairing…struck down vs. not destroyed…death vs. life…decaying vs. renewing…and temporal vs. eternal. Satan’s ways are always completely opposite from God’s ways. He always has a counterfeit. Paul’s counsel is ‘don’t lose heart, hang on…it is worth the wait…our reward is eternal and glorious.’
God’s kingdom is victorious, eternal and glorious beyond comparison! Satan is a defeated enemy. Colossians 2:15 says, “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” Satan would have us believe there is no possible way to victory when he has already been defeated. Paul is instructing the church to live in the reality of Christ’s victory. Are you walking in victory?