2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 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.”
For many years people have been quoting this statement “This shall pass” and in reality it is not scriptural at all. Now don’t get me wrong, I know that when people say this what they mean. I get that because I too have said those words. But we need to know that just because we say words of encouragement or inspiration does not mean that it is scriptural.
So let’s take a good look into why people say it? First Paul is telling us that trouble will not last forever. He also goes on to tell us that when we are faced with troubles and situations it will actually mature and develop us to the point that it will far outweigh any pain and suffering we will ever face in this life.
Ponder on This Meat Today:
And so the question becomes this now that we know that this and other inspirational quotes that people quote should we even quote them? Are we quoting them to bring relief to us and others? We know that God’s word brings life to our lives. Then why would we wan to quote words that are not scriptural to help us? Remember only God’s words bring life anything less then God’s word no matter how inspirational it sounds; it will not bring life to your life at all.