We Will Live
Read 1 Corinthians 15:23–28
But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him (1 Corinthians 15:23).
Adam was a trailblazer. Unfortunately, his trail of sinful rebellion led everyone who followed after him down the road to death. But Adam was not Jesus’ father. Jesus, although eternally God the Son, in His humanity was conceived of the Holy Spirit. His path was the will of His Father in heaven, and all who follow Him find eternal life.
Death for the disobedient is not the cessation of being, but an existence eternally separated from God. In God’s presence, everything is decent and beautiful, peaceful and joyful. Outside His presence is the agony of an eternal fire.
Death held no power over Jesus. The grave could not hold Him. The same will be true of His followers. First those who have died in Christ will be raised in His glory, then those who are still alive will be caught up into His presence. The next time Jesus steps down from heaven, it will be to take His people to be with Him forever and live with Him in glory.
Challenge for Today: Follow in Jesus’ steps.
Quicklook: 1 Corinthians 15:23–26