[The Glory Unveiled]
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. ( 2 Corinthians 4:18 )
Rewards and remunerations are very effective in motivating anyone to commit to a course of action. The verse before this verse (verse 17) says our afflictions in the flesh for Christ is yielding eternal rewards for us. And this verse (verse 18) begins thus, “so we fix….” emphasising a course of action–fixing our eyes on unseen realities–because of the motivation of eternal reward stipulated in verse 17. And for that, we can commit to fixing our eyes on the spiritual realities rather than the physical impermanent riches, that will be eventually destroyed. All living things move in the direction of their sight. Nobody walks backwards because humans do not have eyes in their occipita. But more revealing is the fact that, the apostles fixed their eyes on what is unseen. How could a physical eye be focused on an unseen object. “Eyes” refers to the concentration of their ambition, zeal and passion for the promises of God. Where is your passion, where are your eyes fixed?
Prayer_Bead: Father of Lights, in whom there is no shadow of turning, keep my gaze on your unseen riches and rewards. Let the things of this world grow strange to my heart.
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