November 20, 2022 – Gratitude On the Rise
2 Corinthians 4:13-18
Nothing inspires gratitude like death being defeated. There is no greater blessing than to receive the fruits of Christ’s resurrection. He has opened our tomb. But, sometimes we live as if we were the only grave in the cemetery. The goal of our gratitude is that others might see the grace we have received, receive it for themselves, and expand the chorus of thanks God hears around his throne for his saving work in Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:13-18 13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, 14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.