So we aren’t depressed. But even if our bodies are breaking down on the outside, the person that we are on the inside is being renewed every day. Our temporary minor problems are producing an eternal stockpile of glory for us that is beyond all comparison. We don’t focus on the things that can be seen but on the things that can’t be seen. The things that can be seen don’t last, but the things that can’t be seen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18, CEB)
What does Paul mean by temporary minor problems?
Like my issue with my car where the car doesn’t know when I open the driver’s side door?
Or maybe the fact that my body doesn’t work right and I have to take pills to help regulate my blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar?
Or the fact I don’t seem to have enough money, or I spend more than I have?
Are those the temporary minor problems Paul is referring to here?
yes. I would say those are the things that are temporary minor problems.
They are things that are hindrances to us living the life God has for us because we let them get in the way.
If we focus on what God is bringing us to, the temporary minor problems will be just that, temporary and minor.
Loving People. Loving God.