Reading in 1 Corinthians 15:12-34, some did not believe in resurrection of the dead but Paul explains that the logical conclusion would then be that not even Christ was raised from the dead. On the other hand, there is no fear for those who do believe in the resurrection of the dead.
Those that believe in resurrection receive the advantage of courage because there is power even over death. They are willing to take on more challenges and pursue their dreams. There is freedom in Christ because death has been defeated and there is life eternal with joy, peace, and happiness with God.
The resurrection is essential and the Bible teaches that Christ was raised from the dead. We serve a living Christ who offers us a way to defeat death. God’s plan is that those who accept Christ as Savior will receive the same power that Christ received when He was raised from the dead.
When Christ returns as explained in the Bible, God will establish His kingdom on earth. Christians that have already passed away will be raised from the dead so that body and spirit will be united again and all believers will live with God in eternal paradise.
This day with You Lord, we have a future with power over death. This makes us courageous and sets us apart. We serve a living Christ and our hope in Christ takes us beyond this life into eternal paradise. Amen.