The true comparison between our state here and our state to come. 1. The believer's confidence - its reality, permanence and basis. 2. The believer's walk - distinguishing faith and sight. 3. The believer's willingness to die - to be with Christ, which is far better. Application 1. This life is not our home. 2. Warring against wordliness. 3. Encouragement along the journey. 4. Ramifications of walking by faith. 5. A test of our profession. 6. Our great failure. 7. Two unedifying follies.