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We All Live in Tents

Via TJC


I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, because I know that I will soon put it aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.  And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.  2 Peter 1:13-15

 

When we were young, we were invincible, without a care for time.  I see this in my children who will play for hours and lament bedtime since it feels like only a few moments passed.  As we get older, the burden of time becomes more apparent.  We dwell on the minutes and seconds we have left because they are getting more and more precious.  This week, the passage that stuck out to me the most was when Peter describes himself as a “tent of a body”.  We focus so much on our bodies every day, feeding them and strengthening them and keeping them safe since they are the only way we can interact with the physical world, but they actually are just a vessel for the important part, the immortal part, our soul.  In demeaning his body, Peter is acknowledging that this world is not the end goal but only a temporary pit stop before we enter into the mansions that are prepared for the faithful.  His example can help us keep our eyes of Christ and be good stewards of our bodies so we can remain helpful while also accepting that this not our final home.


Daily Battle Order:

Today, take some time to process that your body is just a tent for your immortal soul.  How does that thought make you feel?  Hopeful?  Scared?  Anxious?  Give any anxiety over to God and ask Him what you can do to please him today while you have the ability to impact those around you.

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