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The prospect of our future glory leaves us with present reasons to have courage in the face of our sufferings.
Paul contends for the fact that our present suffering is not worthy to even be compared to the glory that will be revealed. If this is true, our perspective on the trials of this life should filter through the lens of God's good purposes for future glory.
This text is most often thought of as Jesus' instruction on divorce and remarriage, for good reason. But it is far more than this; in this example he illustrates the fact that Kingdom righteousness has to do not only with personal purity, but also with the purity of those whom our actions affect.
This is a survey of what Scripture teaches us concerning what spiritual warfare is. We overview the fact that every Christian is engaged in battle, who it is that we fight against, and the ground upon which this battle rages.
Jesus indicates that those who are a part of his Kingdom will be characterized by fighting against the desires of the flesh. So how can we find success in engaging in this battle which the Christian's new heart longs to do?
Not only is true righteousness concerned with defining pure desires the way God defines them, but it is also concerned with the positive quality of aggressively and radically fighting against all which would intend to pollute them.