“For, I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:18)
The eyes of faith will penetrate and look into the future. By faith we are anticipating a glorious future. You have been thinking about the dwellings which God has created for you. You are hopeful of the many glorious crowns He has. Proceed with the hope that you will be satisfied with His golden image.
Further, Paul the Apostle says that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18). Because, his eyes await to witness the glory to be revealed. After comparing this glory with the sufferings of the earth, he became prepared to do anything to attain it. Yes. Those who possess eyes of faith do not look at the sufferings but the glory beyond it.
Eve did not have the eyes of faith. That is why she was able to see that the forbidden fruit was good, tasty and one which will provide wisdom. If she had possessed eyes of faith, she might have foreseen all the curses, sorrows and the Godly wrath which, eating of the fruit will bring in. She might have avoided eating it.
Esau had ordinary eyes. His eyes were always focussed on the stew. If he had possessed eyes of faith he might of foreseen and avoided the situations of shedding tears and losing the birth right. Abraham did not have ordinary eyes. He had eyes of faith.
“By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” (Hebrews 11:9, 10)
Both the eyes of faith in Jesus and His external eyes together saw the sufferings on the Cross and the Glory which awaited for Him thereafter. So He did not mind the sufferings, shame and reproach which were before Him but He endured all these things looking at the glory lying ahead. “….looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2).
What sort of eyes is yours? Are the ordinary ones to look into the presence? Or they are the ones capable of looking at the eternity with joy. Possess eyes of faith and look through them greater things and not the things pertained to the earth. Look at the great ones present in the place where you are going to be given a place on His right hand.
To meditate: “Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.” (Hebrews 11:35).