God has prepared us for this and has given us his Spirit to guarantee it.
So we are always confident. We know that as long as we are living in these bodies, we are living away from the Lord.
Indeed, our lives are guided by faith, not by sight.
We are confident and prefer to live away from this body and to live with the Lord.
Whether we live in the body or move out of it, our goal is to be pleasing to him.
All of us must appear in front of Christ's judgment seat. Then all people will receive what they deserve for the good or evil they have done while living in their bodies.
As people who know what it means to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. God already knows what we are, and I hope that you also know what we are.
We are not trying to show you our qualifications again, but we are giving you an opportunity to be proud of us. Then you can answer those who are proud of their appearance rather than their character.
So if we were crazy, it was for God. If we are sane, it is for you.
Clearly, Christ's love guides us. We are convinced of the fact that one man has died for all people. Therefore, all people have died.
He died for all people so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for the man who died and was brought back to life for them.