Death Isn't the End
1 Corinthians 15:23-24, “23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, 24 then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.”
In 1 Corinthians 15 the Apostle Paul is speaking to the Corinthian church to remind them of the importance of our physical bodies and remembering what we do with our lives matter.
If you notice in verse 23 the Apostle Paul reminds us of the life, death, resurrection, and return of Jesus, and it is upon the return of Jesus the Apostle Paul writes, “Then comes the end.”
Which means when you are in Christ your physical body might be put in the ground, but death isn’t the end. When you are in Christ you might experience horrible loss, but that horrible loss isn’t the end.
When you are in Christ you might struggle and suffer the whole of your life, but struggling and suffering isn’t the end. One day Jesus is going to return. One day there will be a trumpet call of God, Jesus will return, and then comes the end.
On that day Jesus will establish His New Heavens and New Earth, so that all things are made new, therefore, the reason our physical lives matter today is because we are believing by faith that one day Jesus will return and our lives are pointing toward that day.
We aren’t waiting for the return of Jesus to live new in Jesus. We are living by faith that Jesus will return. We are practicing a life today in Christ of what our lives will look like with Christ.
Therefore, let us confess our lack of belief in Jesus return today, seek His forgiveness, and ask for the Holy Spirit’s help to obey Jesus, live in Jesus, and walk in Jesus because soon Jesus will return.