eternal houses & heavenly dwellings

On this Lord’s Day, may we reflect on the following:

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“Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.  Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.  For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now it is God who has made us for this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.  We live by faith, not by sight.  We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.  So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,  that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”

(2 Corinthians 5:1-9, NIV)

This is Day 13 of ‘Defining Home in 31 Days.’  For a full index of posts in this series, click here.

Photo Credit: Bala Sivakumar

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