All three of this morning’s lessons illustrate consequences – only one of which is a happy one. But it overpowers either of the other two examples of consequences. That same good, overpowering consequence is mightier than any consequence we may face. It is the reason for joy in the time of sorrow, strength when we feel weak, confidence when confronted by turmoil.
In our epistle lesson today, the apostle Paul raises the specter of spending an exorbitant length of time in a deteriorating tent; and he compares that to living in a heavenly dwelling built by God. But Paul is not talking about a canvass or nylon shelter.