Light for My Path Daily Devotion
Now I say this, brothers: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, and what is perishable is not going to inherit what is imperishable. Look, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality. But once this perishable body has put on imperishability, and this mortal body has put on immortality, then what is written will be fulfilled: Death is swallowed up in victory, Death, where is your sting? Grave, where is your victory? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. (1 Corinthians 15:50-56 EHV)
Hymn ELH 354:2,5 Like the Golden Sun Ascending
Thanks to Thee, O Christ victorious!
Thanks to Thee, O Lord of life!
Death hath now no power o’er us,
Thou hast conquered in the strife.
Thanks because Thou didst arise
And hast opened Paradise!
None can fully sing the glory
Of the resurrection story.
Thou hast died for my transgression,
All my sins on Thee were laid;
Thou hast won for me salvation,
On the cross my debt was paid.
From the grave I shall arise
And shall meet Thee in the skies.
Death itself is transitory;
I shall lift my head in glory.
Heavenly Father, thank You for giving me victory over sin and death through Your Son, Jesus Christ, assuring me that the grave is only a resting place while my body awaits the resurrection. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.