"Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord--- for we walk by faith, not by sight--- we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord," (II Corinthians 5:6--8).
* It is part and parcel of the Christian life to walk in the realm of the unseen, particularly concerning our eternal destiny. Because the One who so wonderfully changed our lives says that death ushers us into His glorious presence, we can be of good courage when that time arrives.
* When considering eternal realities, to walk by sight is to depend on speculation, whereas to walk by faith is to base our hope on the revealed truth of God's Word. The lost man must speculate about life after death, heaven and hell, and all such unseen realities.
As believers, however, we are to order our lives by the revealed fact that, at death, we will be at home with the Lord who saved us.