2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands…
The Christian knows that: —
I. IT WILL BE BETTER THAN THE PRESENT.
1. It will be directly Divine. "A building of God." The present body is from God, but it comes from Him through secondary instrumentalities. The future body will come direct, it will not be transmitted from sire to son.
2. It will be fitted for a higher sphere — "In the heavens." The present body is fitted for the earthly sphere.
3. It will be more enduring, "eternal."
4. It will be more enjoyable.
II. HE IS NOW BEING DIVINELY FITTED FOR THE BETTER BODY OF THE FUTURE (ver. 5).
(D. Thomas, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.