2 Corinthians 4:17-18 – “For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
A young missionary lady lamented to discover that she was expecting a baby. She and her husband were ministering in a very primitive location in Africa, where they lived in poverty conditions, and they already had five children. It is such a burden to have children on a primitive mission field. There is never enough money, always too much work, and parents must endure the heartbreak of having to send their children off to school.
My preference is to use both NASB and NKJV. The NASB (New American Standard Bible) is a literal word-for-word translation and retain as much of the original grammar and sentence structure as possible. In addition, the KJV (King James Version) and the NKJV (New King James Version) are also literal, but if we compare them to the NASB, the NASB is the most literal. Continue Reading
2 Corinthians 4:2 ” But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”
A dishonest, deceitful disposition is, under given circumstances, cunningly leaving a better impression of oneself by lack of truth, honesty and trustworthiness; to objectively get what one wants by manipulating the truth. It’s false humility. Continue Reading