The things we see now are
here today, gone tomorrow.
—2 Corinthians 4:18
Babylon, once the largest city in the world, is no more—it’s rubble and ruins.
Ephesus, once a jaw-dropping monument to opulence, is no more—it’s rubble and ruins.
Today’s cities are exhibits of eye-popping prosperity: stunning skyscrapers, upscale boutiques, luxurious homes, stately churches. But in the future, all will be diminished to debris.
Today’s treasures are tomorrow’s trash.
A sure way to miss meaning in life is to hitch your happiness to things that are here today, gone tomorrow.
“Set [your] eyes not on what [you] see but on what [you] cannot see. What [you] see will last only a short time, but what [you] cannot see will last forever” (2 Cor 4:18).
Opting for the transitory over
the timeless is foolish and fatal.