For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans
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I Corinthians 15:50-58
I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “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. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Good to keep at the forefront of our daily walk through life, in all we do, is the last statement. Know that in the Lord our labor is not in vain. Also encouraging is the knowledge that death for the believer no longer has a sting, no longer has the last word. This passage is meant to encourage and inform. We are passing through this life…it isn’t an end-all, be-all. We are able to fully enjoy this trip and all it brings, rejoicing in the love of our God through Christ Jesus. Take on the day in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.