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Tuesday, February 9 We do not give up.​—2 Cor. 4:16.

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Tuesday, February 9

We do not give up.—2 Cor. 4:16.


Whether our hope is everlasting life in heaven or on a paradise earth, we must keep pressing on toward that goal. No matter what our circumstances, we must not look at the things behind; nor should we let anything hinder our progress. (Phil. 3:16) The fulfillment of our expectations may seem to be delayed, or our physical strength may be declining. We may have endured hardship and persecution for many years. Whatever the case, “do not be anxious over anything.” Rather, let your petitions and supplications be made known to God, and he will give you a peace that is beyond your imagination. (Phil. 4:6, 7) Like a runner who exerts himself as he races down the homestretch, may we stay fully focused on the goal of finishing the race for life. To the extent that our strength and circumstances allow, may we exert ourselves and progress eagerly toward the wonderful things ahead. w19.08 7 ¶16-17

You can't walk with God while holding hands with the Devil.

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In the same chapter of Corinthians, we are reminded: things seen are temporary.  When one takes a job with a temp agency, the office politics don't concern us; we have one foot out the door. When we are laying in the Recovery ward after surgery, we realize that is temporary misery.

Yet much time, emotional stress, and preparation are invested in establishing a sense of security; that our present life-style, level of health, or social status will be 'permanent.'  The past year has demonstrated how fragile those investments can be; indeed, some have found their investments to be 'sand-like' foundations. Like the ancient Israelites in the wilderness, we learn anew our dependence on the wisdom God gives, and find peace in following His principles instead of relying on "elements that being intensely hot, will melt." 2Pet 3:12

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