WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL:

Happy Trails

Jesus said, “Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation, the spirit [inward man] indeed is willing, but the flesh [outward man] indeed is weak.”
 
Below are a number of different translations of 2 Corinthians 4:16 enabling a comprehensive view of this passage. If you will read carefully, substituting “spirit” for “inward” and “flesh” for “outward” it aids in grasping meaning.
 
For this cause we faint not, but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day
KJ218
 
Wherefore we faint not; but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by da
ASV
 
Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day.
AMP
 
Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day after day.
AMPC
 
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
BRG
 
Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day.
CSB
 
So we aren’t depressed. But even if our bodies are breaking down on the outside, the person that we are on the inside is being renewed every day.
CEB
 
This is why we do not lose courage. Though our outer self is heading for decay, our inner self is being renewed daily
CJB
 
We never give up. Our bodies are gradually dying, but we ourselves are being made stronger each day.
CEV
 
Thought this to be instructive during the declared pandemic. Many happy “rabbit trails” lead out from here, throughout the Bible. Happy trails to you.
 
–Pastor Don Foster, Sr.
 

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