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Today's Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Ephesians 2:8 KJV Translation: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: NKJV Translation: For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

April 10
Tent Making for EternityDeuteronomy 18:1–20:20; 2 Corinthians 5:1–10; Psalm 37:23–40
Paul, the tent maker, knew the temporal nature of human-made structures. For someone who made and probably repaired tents, he knew all their flaws and tendencies for wear. So it’s not a stretch for him to draw the connection from tents to mortality:

   “For we know that if our earthly house, the tent, is destroyed, we have a                building from God, a house not made by hands, eternal in the heavens” (2         Cor. 5:1).

Paul is also making a connection to the tabernacle, the tent where the Israelites first regularly experienced God. Like the tents that Paul made, these earthly homes for God would eventually break down and be destroyed. But the Spirit and the heavens, where God actually dwelled, would live on. While temporal tent worship would fall apart, eternal worship in God’s heavenly “building”   will remain.

Paul contrasts the art of tent-making and the beautiful worship places o…