For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 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. 2 Corinthians 4:16 (KJV)
The apostle Paul acknowledged that there is an outward man and an inward man. The outward man, which is the body, may grow old, but the inward man is made of the soul and the spirit which are renewed or refreshed, and do not have an end. He goes on to further explain that we should consider all the afflictions in our life as light because they have eternal benefits. Finally, he threw light on our focus: there are temporal and eternal things, and our focus should be on the eternal things. Dear reader, what have you learned from the passage? Consider the following: inward man, afflictions, and eternal things. God bless you.