Read: 2 Corinthians 5-9
Marked: 2 Corinthians 5:1, For we know that if our earthly house, [this] tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
I love to camp. For years I would go camping and stay in a tent. Sometimes a few days, at times a few weeks. A tent is a great shelter for a time, but it isn’t designed to be a permanent dwelling.
Our earthly body is like a tent. It isn’t meant to be our permanent dwelling. As we age that becomes more apparent as the tent of our flesh slowly wears out.
But Jesus promised to go and prepare a new building for us, saying, “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2).
Paul likewise spoke of an exchange that would take place at the end, when what was sown in corruption, is raised in incorruption (1 Corinthians 15:42).
I like tenting, but only for a time. I’m looking forward to that day when I exchange my earthly tent for a heavenly mansion; when corruption becomes incorruptible and when death, sorrow, and tears will be wiped away (Revelation 21:4).