[Manna - May 28]
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body [so long as we feel entirely contented with present conditions --ourselves and our surroundings], we are absent from the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:6
IF we were living near to Him, "walking with God," we would not feel perfectly satisfied with present attainments, conditions, etc.; but would feel like pilgrims and strangers, seeking a better rest, a better home, "which God hath in reservation for them that love Him." But this, as the apostle explains (verse 7), is true only of those who walk by faith and not by sight. "But we are confident [full of faith toward God, we rejoice to walk by faith], and are well pleased rather to be from home [homeless, pilgrims and strangers on the earth], and to be at home with the Lord" in the spirit of our fellowship. Z.'97-305 R2231:4