Monday, November 10, 2008

just a little corinthians.

I'm in chapter 15. Just wanted to share some things.

15:19- "If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men." Our hope is for another life as well as the earthly one. And our hope is for the people who don't know it exists-- for their eternity.

15:22-28- "For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For he 'has put everything under his feet.' Now when it says that 'everything' has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all."

^ I just think this whole section is cool.

15:30-31- "And as for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour? I die every day... just as surely as I glory over you in Christ Jesus our Lord." Endangering = sin. Dying = sacrifice.

15:33-34- "Do not be misled: 'Bad company corrupts good character.' Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God-- I say this to your shame." I love commands in the Bible because there's no "maybe" about them. It's really a no-brainer when you think about it: do what God wants. In John and in 1 John it says that to love God is to obey his commands. I don't know why we make it so hard for ourselves.

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