Frustration or disappointment. Are you ever frustrated with your physical body?  Do you sometimes wish you could trade in your body for a new one?

When referencing our bodies, an ancient writer, named Paul compared our earthly body to a tent.  What are the characteristics of a tent?

It is designed for temporary occupation.

Few people live permanently in tents.  But if they do, their tent is moved from one place to another.  A tent is designed as a temporary dwelling.  So too, our bodies are designed for temporary occupation.

Do not fret if you occasionally desire a physical body trade-in.  That desire is God’s intentional provision – designed to inspire you to seek a better home.

“For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling…” 2 Corinthians 5:2

Groaning can be a good thing.  Dissatisfaction with our present circumstances can inspire us turn our attention from the temporal things of this world and focus our desires and actions upon “our heavenly dwelling”.

Article written by: 
Kendall R. Keeler 
author of Your Last 24


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