Never Lose Heart, Christian

By David Ettinger

Fierce Battles
It’s difficult living holy lives in such a sinful world. It’s even more difficult while in a sinful body. Though our spirits have been reborn in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17), we are still entombed in a decaying body that wages war against the spirit (Galatians 5:17).

The battles are fierce, and I have often lost them. It’s enough to make a Christian lose heart.

Two part, both good, this is the first article

 

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By David Ettinger

Fierce Battles
It’s difficult living holy lives in such a sinful world. It’s even more difficult while in a sinful body. Though our spirits have been reborn in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17), we are still entombed in a decaying body that wages war against the spirit (Galatians 5:17).

The battles are fierce, and I have often lost them. It’s enough to make a Christian lose heart.

However, the apostle Paul tells us to not lose heart, for the flesh is not the determining factor of spiritual destiny. He wrote: “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer person is decaying, yet our inner person is being renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16).

Though Paul was speaking of the trials facing him and his fellow apostles, this truth impacts all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Eternal Reward
Previous to verse 16, Paul had been…

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