25 September 2016

Word of the Day

Let me tell you something wonderful, a mystery I’ll probably never fully understand. We’re not all going to die—but we are all going to be changed. You hear a blast to end all blasts from a trumpet, and in the time that you look up and blink your eyes—it’s over. On signal from that trumpet from heaven, the dead will be up and out of their graves, beyond the reach of death, never to die again. At the same moment and in the same way, we’ll all be changed. In the resurrection scheme of things, this has to happen: everything perishable taken off the shelves and replaced by the imperishable, this mortal replaced by the immortal. Then the saying will come true:


Death swallowed by triumphant Life!
Who got the last word, oh, Death?
Oh, Death, who’s afraid of you now?
 
It was sin that made death so frightening and law-code guilt that gave sin its leverage, its destructive power. But now in a single victorious stroke of Life, all three—sin, guilt, death—are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus Christ. Thank God!


With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don’t hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.

~ 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 MSG

4 comments:

LindaG said...

Amen.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you.

deborah harvey said...

thank you.
hard to keep your eyes on the prize.
daughter keeps telling me, 'get your eyes off the waves!'.
my favorite verse is,'behold! I make all things new!'.
favorite phrase, 'His kingdom shall have no end'.

Rev. Paul said...

deborah, if you're like the rest of us, you simply must remind yourself every few minutes to watch Him, instead ... until it becomes a habit. :)