Lent Devotional: 1 Corinthians 6:14-20
by Jonathan Haefs
1 Corinthians 6:14-20 (click here)
And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.
…you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:14 and 20)
Many Christians miss the teaching of Scripture that Jesus is not the only one who will be raised from the dead. No. Jesus was the first to be permanently raised from the dead, never to die again!
Through his death he defeated death…and not just for him, but for all who trust in him. His resurrection proves that reality! His resurrection guarantees our resurrection! The day will come when Christ returns and God raises all who trust in him from the dead.
You see, when Jesus saved you, he didn’t just save part of you… your soul. No. He saved all of you! That includes your body! Your body itself has been saved from the result of sin…death.
That truth has massive implications and not just for eternity, but for now! Your body has been purchased by Jesus’ blood just as much as your spirit! You are not your own, your very body belongs to the Lord and should be used to express that truth!
Do we use our bodies to glorify God or to satisfy ourselves? That question punches me in the gut every time I think about it.
I belong to the Lord. Does the way I live, even the way I use my body, preach that reality to the world?
Resurrection… it is not just an old truth about what happened with Jesus… nor is it just a future truth about what will happen with us… it is a present truth that changes the way we live right now.
Live in light of Jesus’ resurrection…and your own.
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