Your Life Matters
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
"Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified of God that he raised Christ—whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised. If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have died in Christ have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died."
This means that my life matters. I can make a significant contribution in this life. Part of that contribution is telling people about the Person who made my life worth something. Paul’s conclusion to his argument is that if the resurrection is false, then my life is meaningless. But since the resurrection is true, my life has meaning. Praise God✝️ If Jesus is raised from the dead, then when I trust Him, I have power over death and can have eternal life. The Bible connects all kinds of rewards to the good works I do as a Christian. These rewards would be worthless and of no value, if the resurrection were false. But since Jesus fulfilled the ultimate promise, his other promises are guaranteed to come true.
Let us pray:
Father God, Thank you for Your word of truth. Thank You that You sent the Lord Jesus to die on the cross to pay the price for our sins and that He rose again on the third day, according to the scriptures and that His resurrected life has been imparted to me. Thank You that just as my old sin nature is identified with His death, so my new life in Christ is identified with his resurrection and that in him, I have life everlasting. In your Precious name, AMEN AMEN