Today’s message of “be raised incorruptible” is one of hope and certainty for followers of Jesus Christ, reminding them that they have the guarantee of eternal life regardless of what occurs in this life.
» Saturday, 8th March 2023 | I Stand In The Gap Daily Devotional | Be Raised Incorruptible.
- Previous daily devotional: “Loving Sacrificially”
- Today’s daily devotional: “Be Raised Incorruptible”
Anchore verse of the day
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.1 Corinthians 15:52 (NKJV)
This verse alludes to the second coming of Christ when the living and the dead will be changed to be incorruptible and immortal, fit for eternal life in the presence of God
The central theme in 1 Corinthians 15:52
- Future transformation of believers when Christ returns: It emphasizes how Christians’ bodies will change to resemble Christ’s magnificent, raised body, which is free from decay and death. God, who has the power to raise the dead and give new life to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ, is responsible for this transformation.
The background to 1 Corinthians 15:52
The rapid and dramatic change that will take place in the bodies of those who have died in Christ and those who are still alive when He returns is described in this verse.
It emphasizes how Christians’ bodies will change to resemble Christ’s magnificent, raised body, which is free from decay and death.
God, who has the power to raise the dead and give new life to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ, is responsible for this transformation.
Similar bible verses to 1 Corinthians 15:52
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (NKJV)
Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth – those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.John 5:28-29 (NKJV)
Both verses underline the core premise of 1 Corinthians 15:52, which is that believers will put off their mortal bodies and put on immortal, imperishable bodies.
Reflection on “be raised incorruptible”
When Christ returns, Christians’ bodies will undergo a change that is referred to as “being raised incorruptible.” Our mortal bodies will be replaced by immortal ones that will never deteriorate or become corrupted as a result of this metamorphosis. As Christians, we have hope and certainty that death is not the end but merely the beginning thanks to the promise of a new, glorified body.
We are urged to live our lives with an outlook that transcends this world and is centered on eternal matters in light of this promise. We are called to reject the temptation to live for fleeting joys and activities and instead devote our time, effort, and resources to things that have eternal value.
Furthermore, the assurance that we will be raised without corruption ought to inspire us to lead holy and upright lives that please God. We should be motivated to pursue godliness and to turn away from sin and everything that obstructs our relationship with God by the knowledge that we will appear before Him one day and give an account for our lives.
Let us pursue Christlikeness and live with a firm faith while we wait for the fulfillment of this promise so that we may be raised incorruptible on the day of His return.
Let us pray
Our Father, we thank You for giving us hope in Christ Jesus and the assurance of eternal life today.
The awareness that we shall be raised without corruption and that we will one day be with You in paradise should help us live each day to the fullest.
Help us to live with a feeling of mission and purpose, knowing that You will reward us for our efforts. Please help us to be more confident and hopeful in You, and lead us always in Your love.
We ask in Jesus’ mighty name.