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“As unknown yet well-known, as dying yet behold, we live; as punished yet not put to death, as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things” (2 Corinthians 6:9-10).

This is more than just an attitude; it is the reality of being a part of the Lord’s kingdom in a fallen world.  What good does it do to gain the world and lose your soul?  What momentary costs in this age can compare to the benefit of gaining your soul and eternity?  Do not these two things spell a very different way of looking at things?  Come then and see things as they truly are and walk in the way of the Lord.

Lord, open my eyes to see that in You is all hope and an eternal future.  Guide me according to Your goodness to see that in You is all hope and a future.  Lead me in the way of life that I may now and always be guided by You and Your goodness.  Help me not focus upon what I do not have, or what I suffer in this age, but upon what is mine in You now and forever and can never be taken away.

Lord Jesus, You walked humbly in this world and did not seek what this world seeks.  You came as an everyman and lived with no worldly possessions.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way that is eternal that I would focus upon all that is good according to Your word.  Help me to be content in all circumstances.  Lift up my spirit to see that I already have all things necessary when I am in You.  Amen.