“Wall-to-wall” world or that really should be “cover-to-cover” world. It struck me reading the Saturday edition of the Daily Telegraph recently that it was just filled with “the world”. With all the supplements, and all the stuff and this that and the other – it all focussed on this world. Of course the message hence relayed was that this world was all that mattered. There was no message from another world of a another world.
Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 4:16-18: Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
All around us everybody’s eyes are fixed on the temporary. And the essence of it being temporary is that it will soon be gone. Relentlessly we are told all that matters is that which is of time and sense. Too easily the church acquiesces and just becomes a religious version of the world focussing on that which is of time and sense. So we tell the same on Sunday which they might have read on Saturday,but just with a God tinge.
Oh that we might be convinced of the eternal message from an unseen world which speaks of more substantial realities. Let us fix our eyes on those things and that will be good.