Psalms 148-150, 1 Corinthians 15:29-58 Key Verses: 1 Corinthians 15:55—57
You can’t unscramble an egg. That simple statement reminds us that some things, once done, can’t be undone. One noticeable exception is death. In the Resurrection, all that death has done was undone by Jesus.
Deaths sting is sin. As the sting of a bee injects its poison into our system, so sin injects death into mankind. We die and our bodies decay. The power of sin is the Law because it shows us our sin and condemns us. We are guilty and sentenced to death.
Yet there is complete victory over death and sin. through Christ. It is not that death is destroyed so that it cannot continue to harm God’s people. But its effects are reversed so that death is defeated—and we will live forever, victorious.
The hope of the Christian is expressed by the epitaph Benjamin Franklin wrote, for himself: “The body of Franklin, printer, like the- cover of an old book, its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding, lies here food for worms. But the work will not be lost, for it will appear once more in a new and more elegant edition, revised and corrected by the Author.”
_The defeat of death, the hope of the Christian, is the resurrection of Jesus. Our hope is in Jesus, not just as a man of history but as the resurrected Lord. Thank Him now for this truth, by which you are saved, by which you know that death is defeated. Praise God!_
Woodrow Kroll & Tony Beckett