2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
It is easy to get caught up living our lives for the things that are seen, because we’re human and it surrounds us. However, these things are temporal. They will not last. One day, they will burn. In our reading, Paul exhorts us to “look at” the things that cannot be seen – through faith and spiritual eyes and vision. For, those are the things that last. Those are the things that are eternal. When we do this, we will live differently. When we do this, we’ll be able to put up with a lot more (as in verse 17). When we do this, our eyes are taken off of ourselves, and begin to focus on the things that matter – God and people.
Might we lives our lives for the things that are not seen. Might we set our affection above. Might we live for eternity.