None of us really know what life all is about. We can surmise and suppose, but we can not see or even begin to understand the complete picture at the end of the day. This is what the author of 1 Corinthians 13:12 was alluding too. ‘For now, we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.‘ We can only view God, and his will, like looking into a reflection in a mirror can only partially see what’s going on. But one day, we will see God face-to-face and fully know, him in the same way that God knows us.
We see through a glass darkly…
If we didn’t, we would not need faith. Faith comes in when the person leading us knows how and we are following them because we do not. We are behind them following. Their body in front of us obscures the path, so our way is shrouded. But if we keep their back in full view, we can follow their footsteps and eventually end up where they are going.
Our Christian life is like that. We do not know everything that the future holds for us. However, we know our future holds wonder, mercy, and grace because of the one we follow. The one we follow is Jesus Christ, who is God on earth and is the substance of love and good and leads us on righteousness paths. So, we can be assured that we won’t get led up the wrong path if we follow.
When we get bored, we doubt and question, that we stop following and go off the right path to one of our own. This is where we head into danger and end up way off course. So, my friends, be patent, keep your eyes on Jesus and follow him closely every day, and the kingdom of God will be yours.
1 Corinthians 13 KJV
13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
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Rev Paula 💕
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