May 23, 2019
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
- II Corinthians 4:16 NKJV
Day by day, our physical bodies, the "outward" man, are in the process of dying. Death is a fact of life - something we all must face eventually. We don't typically think about this, though, until we start to grow old. But from the moment we are conceived, our flesh is in a slow process of aging until the day we reach our final breath.
Paul is speaking of the "inner" man, the stimulation of mind and spirit that keeps him triumphant, rejoicing, optimistic, faithful, trusting, and expectant as he lives day by day. That is the hope of the believer. It is testimony to us that we are being inwardly prepared for something great to come.
“It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual."
- Oswald Chambers
Have a blessed day!