"For we walk by faith, not by sight." (2 Corinthians 5:7 NRSV)
is meant to be an everyday companion -- not a weekend guest. In the curriculum of the Christian life,
faith is a required course -- not an elective.
Our whole life should be lived on the basis of faith -- not on the basis
of just what we see. Because appearances
are often deceiving, obscuring rather than clarifying things of eternal
significance (2 Corinthians 4:18). Faith
gives us the clues to distinguish between the temporal and the eternal, between
our earthly hut and our heavenly home.
Charles R. Swindoll in The Practical Life of Faith