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Death, Where Is Your Victory?

1 Corinthians 15:55–57 (ESV) … “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The resurrection body will be one adapted to its new spiritual environment. The physical body is weak, dishonorable, and perishable. It will be raised in Christ as spiritual, glorious, powerful, and imperishable. The resurrection will take place when the last trumpet sounds. With genuine excitement the apostle shared his real hope: the transformation of the dead who will be raised. Those alive at Christ’s coming will also be transformed “in the twinkling of an eye.”

Thanks to the victory of Christ, death will be finally abolished. This is great encouragement for all believers to persevere faithfully in the Lord’s service, knowing that “labor in the Lord is not in vain”.[1]

[1] Dockery, D. S. (1998). The Pauline Letters. In D. S. Dockery (Ed.), Holman concise Bible commentary (p. 559). Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers.

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