this light and momentary affliction

—- Reminders —-
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. [2 Corinthians 4:16-18]

light: Greek elaphros

Definition: light, not burdensome.  Properly, of little weight (light); (figuratively) easily managed (carried) because easy to bear (move with).

momentary:  Greek parautika

Definition: immediately, for a moment

Sometimes, during physical or emotional suffering, we lose sight of the brevity of this passing life.
Our times of affliction are painful, but also easily managed and easy to bear because of the easy yoke of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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