On the days when my body is completely exhausted, I’m sick, or I’m just having the aches and pains of no longer being young, I love to be reminded of what the Bible says—that someday—my “mortality will be swallowed up by life.“ (2 Corinthians 5:4) That’s a really cool way to think about our eternity. We often think that this body we live in gives us our best life, but the fact is, we’re dying from the moment we’re born. When our Spirit is born again, our best life is yet to come.

The Bible says: “For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed [die], but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life.” (‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭5:1-4‬)

We know our body is fading into death—and yet, we often place an inordinate value on propping it up for as long as possible. We virtually worship at the altar of good health—even though we all know it’s transient.

When we understand the big picture—we have the blessing of readjusting this erroneous perspective.

While it’s great to stay healthy, someday our body will die and have no value. No one will want to hug our skeleton, no one will admire it or want to be around it. The “real” us is our soul and spirit (our inner man). When you understand that the “real you” is your inner man it produces a radical shift of our focus from the physical part of us—to the eternal part. We begin to devote time, energy and effort to feed and exercise our inner man. 

The amazing promises and eternal truth from God’s Word allow us to live in wisdom and hope! Feed your soul on God’s Word and grow your inner man! The Bible says: “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.” (1 Corinthians 2:9 – 12)

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