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1 Corinthians 15:19
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
In this chapter, St. Paul puts forth his case for the resurrection of Jesus. He then says, “If we’re living for Jesus here on earth ‘For This Life Only,’ we should be pitied by everyone else on the planet.
I know we hear almost NO messages on heaven anymore. For some who are younger than me, maybe they haven’t heard any. But the truth is, we come to faith in Christ for more than just, “For This Life Only.” It is with the hope of life after death, eternal life, and a life in heaven with Jesus forever that we yield our lives to Jesus in the first place. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who curbed their hell-bent way of living and came to Jesus just so they could be a better person and one day, when they die, be planted in the grave in order to fertilize the grass. NO! It is the hope of eternal life that we believe in, that not only did Jesus resurrect from the grave but one day all of us who serve Him will also resurrect to be with Him forever.
Today I look toward heaven with the hope of eternal life. You saved and rescued me from my hell-bent way of living. With your help I’m going to rescue others to go with me. Amen