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The Word says He can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities so that is how it is.

We grapple with the concept of suffering.

Consider: We become aware of the suffering and dying of a loved one yet we are relieved that it is all over.

Our experience is in the framework of time where each step has its impact in it's own right. But from an eternal perspective where time does not govern the steps are not isolated so the whole event is a more comprehensive experience. 'It seems'

Does this help going through the motions - not really - but still it is something.

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Placable37
10 hours ago, 2404 said:

The Word says He can be touched by the feeling of our infirmities so that is how it is.

We grapple with the concept of suffering.

Consider: We become aware of the suffering and dying of a loved one yet we are relieved that it is all over.

Our experience is in the framework of time where each step has its impact in it's own right. But from an eternal perspective where time does not govern the steps are not isolated so the whole event is a more comprehensive experience. 'It seems'

Does this help going through the motions - not really - but still it is something.

Hi 2404, Well said. Suffering is a big issue for us all, and always my "go to" verse is this...

2Co 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
There are more comforting words that support your post in the context of this verse, but I like the simple impression given in the comparison between the lightness of affliction and the weightiness of glory, the one being temporal and the other being eternal. 

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Am I correct in assuming you understand the 'weigbtiness of glory' to be defined by the degree of character developed on this journey?

Let me ask you another question. If character development is one of the purposes of this journey what value would it have in the eternal realm?

For us it not true that character is the only thing that we take with us when we leave this place?

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6 hours ago, 2404 said:

Am I correct in assuming you understand the 'weigbtiness of glory' to be defined by the degree of character developed on this journey?

Let me ask you another question. If character development is one of the purposes of this journey what value would it have in the eternal realm?

For us it not true that character is the only thing that we take with us when we leave this place?

~ Character does have its reward in heaven and is implied here...

2Co 4:16-18
(16)  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
(17)  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
(18)  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

~ We do not/should not faint or be intimidated because of the worthy ministry  we are enabled to work at, with the epistle of Christ written on our hearts by the Spirit of the living God (2 Cor 3:3), and because of the glory which results... 

2Co 3:6-9
(6)  Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.
(7)  But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:
(8)  How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
(9)  For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more does the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

~ The outward man is temporary as are the afflictions of this life so it is no surprise if their limited duration is unable to tip the scales against that which is stored up in heaven and eternal.

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