It’s What We do

Love these attitudes toward affliction for the Christ follower that Paul lays out in 2 Corinthians 4-5:

“We do not give up…”

2 Corinthians 4:16. I might would give up, if this life was the end of the story. But much more awaits the faithful. This is only the first mile.

“We do not focus on what is seen…”

2 Corinthians 4:18. My faith in God is not determined by what I see.

“we walk by faith…”

2 Corinthians 5:7. Whatever happens, I know that God is not finished yet. My faith is in Him, not in comfort.

“we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him.”

2 Corinthians 5:9. Making self happy is never the goal of the Christian life. Our purpose & pleasure is tied up in His glory & His pleasure.


  • I will not give up.
  • I will not focus on what I see around me.
  • I will put my faith in God.
  • I will purpose to please God.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on August 30, 2016, in Devotional. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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