Monday, April 4, 2011


by Diana Kriesel

Monday, 4/4/11 – Judges 19-21; 2 Corinthians 4 – “SMALL POTATOES!”

S – 2 Corinthians 4:17- “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”

O – The Apostle Paul has a hard time comparing our light afflictions to the eternal weight of glory that Christ has prepared for us. Earthly language seems to fall far short of the truth he is conveying in trying to compare things present to things future; a moment of our time to eternity; lightness to weight; afflictions to glory.

A – The Message Bible says “these hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us.” What God has prepared makes what we go through seem like ‘small potatoes’. Talk about a reality check! What Paul endured seemed anything but light. They consisted of want, danger, comtempt with stoning, shipwreck, toil, weariness, the constant scorn of this world, and constant exposure to death by land or by sea. Yet he considered these things ‘light’ compared to the eternal glory that awaited him.

P – Lord, give us a heavenly, eternal perspective! We whine and complain about what we go through, when in reality those things are crafted to cause us to look to You, and make a choice to glorify you in and through our trials. Forgive us Lord. Teach us to see our lives through Your eyes.

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