Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - From Corruption To Incorruption







Tuesday May 2

Bible Reading:     1 Cor. 15: 35 - 49
Topic:         From Corruption To Incorruption

Today's passage reveals the mystery God performs in plants.

When a seed is sown in the ground, it dies, decomposes and ceases to exist in the form of a seed. However, life comes from that dead and begins to grow and bear fruits.

In John 12: 24, Jesus clearly told us that except a grain of wheat falls to the ground  and dies, it remains alone but when it dies it bears much fruit.

The fruits it bears as Paul said in today's passage have a different type of body to the seed sown.

Paul used this illustration to show that our resurrection body will be different from the body we have now.

Our earthly bodies will decay after death, but God will give us spiritual bodies suitable for eternity and incapable of any corruption (vs. 42b - 44).

This resurrection body will not be subject to sickness and death (corruption), shame because of sin (dishonour), frailty in temptation (weakness) or limitations of time and space. In Heaven there will be no more sorrow, weeping, suffering or lack.

Since this is the case, let us strive to live righteously here on earth so that when we are transformed in death, we shall live forever with Christ.

Prayer:

Oh God, my loving Father, please help me to discipline myself as I wait for my transformation, Amen

Memory Verse:   1 Cor. 15:  42

"So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)


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