Saturday, October 20, 2007

1 Corinthians 15:12-29

There are a lot of things in this life that don’t make sense to me. Wonderful things happen to people that don’t seem to deserve them and tragic things happen to really good people. It’s difficult to deal with this reality. I prefer when things make sense; when they happen in a logical manner (my definition of course).

In today’s reading, Paul’s argument is logical. If we believe that Jesus died and was raised up, then we can believe that we will also be resurrected with Him. Without this belief, there is no hope or grace; no forgiveness of our sins.

But Paul assures us that Christ has been raised from the dead. In the Bible, God provides us with prophecies and testimonies that bring us this great news and give us something to hold on to. He continually reminds us that, through Christ, we do have hope and our sins have been forgiven. We will, one day, be with Him in Heaven.

Thanks be to God!


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