Death is a subject that many in this world is not ready to talk about. To them, this discussion not only reminds them of their fallibility, but they are also confronted with the reality of eternity. For the believer, the thought of death is not a fearful subject because of the assurance the we have victory over death through Jesus!
When we confront the reality of death of a loved one or of our own, there is no question of the fallibility of life. In those moments, people are very aware of the reality that most disregard each day. Yet, it’s the revelation of this reality that we cling to the hope of resurrection. Paul tells the Corinthians:
Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:51–52 (ESV)
This promise that Paul shares is a reminder that Christ had the victory over death and sin which brings life to those who would believe in Him. This victory caused Paul to taunt death and rejoice in the realization of the hope of glory! He goes on to say:
When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:54–57 (ESV)
The process of death is happening to each of us regardless of whether we acknowledge it or not. This body will eventually give way to death but should never diminish the hope that is in our hearts! Because of this, we must focus on Kingdom priorities.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV)
Q. What are you doing to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus?
Q. Are you showing the hope that you have in the promises of God to the world around you?
It begins with Christ!
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