Daily Reflections

Life and Death

September 5, 2021 Portia Collins

The trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. —1 Corinthians 15:52

For many people, the prospect of death is painfully difficult to stomach. For a long time, that was the case for me. I can remember a point when the thought of death sent me spiraling into the worst of anxiety attacks. When I thought about death, it was the “great unknown” that made me incredibly fearful and anxious. Thankfully, God mercifully granted me salvation, and the Truth of His Word provided (and continues to provide) immeasurable comfort to my anxious heart.

In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul expounds on precious truths surrounding the resurrection of the saints. He reminds us that as believers, we have a blessed hope that transcends the confines of death. However, our secure triumph over death does not rest in our ability to concoct some alternative. Instead, our comfort (in life and death) rests solely in the work of Christ. In Him, we can be sure that we will be raised to eternal life, our physical bodies will be made new, and death will be no more.

Make it Personal

How do the truths found in 1 Corinthians 15 help guide your thoughts when it comes to death?