New Testament In a Year: September 5 – 1 Corinthians 15:29-58

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1 Corinthians 15:29-58
(29-34) Good morals can be corrupted when we hang around bad company. As believers, it is important that we are associated with those who will strengthen us in our walk with Christ and not weaken us.

(35-49) The Resurrection Body
When you bury a tomato seed in the ground, it is just a small kernel, but when it is raised up, it is one good-looking and good tasting tomato. Similarly, when we die and are buried, it is our earthly bodies that are buried. When we are raised from the dead, it will be our heavenly bodies that are raised. What goes down into the earth is perishable, but what is raised from the earth is imperishable. What is buried in dishonor, is raised in glory. Our earthly bodies are weak and natural, but our heavenly bodies will be powerful and spiritual. We are currently of dust (bearing the image of the man of dust, Adam). One day, we will be of Heaven and will bear the image of the man of Heaven, Jesus the Christ.

(50-58) Mystery and Victory
Because we know that our bodies will be resurrected one day and because we know that death has been swallowed up in victory, we should be steadfast in doing the work of the Lord because what we do for the Lord is not in vain.

Favorite verse: (55) “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

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