For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.
This one is a little personal for me because I’m too focused on trying to find a home here on Earth. A big reason I want to move overseas is because I’ve never really felt like the US to be home. When I was traveling around Asia and staying in Korea, the countries felt a lot more like home to me than the US ever has. I need to remember that my home is not here on earth. It is heaven with God.
The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours. Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.”
The second temptation to Jesus, very much similar to the first commandment. I’m driven away from service to God sometimes. Which is why whenever I go to church I’m really blessed by the communion if saints you all experience together.
Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.
2 Kings 6:16
You have no idea how much this one verse gave me so much strength to deal with my own frustrating situations. All I had to remember was no matter even my frustrations seem so big and many, like God said here, he is much bigger than all of them.