1 Corinthians 15 – Clarity in Confusion – Death is Defeated

Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? ”
1 Corinthians 15 NLT

I’ve spent so much time feeling baffled and confused since my husband was killed four months ago. I get confused about him not being here, I get confused about what I’m supposed to do, I get confused about things that I unknown and I get confused about things the Bible says. 

But tonight, I’m resting in a little clarity. I read 1 Corinthians 15 because th book I’m reading for the 2nd time in the last three months, Through the Eyes of  Lion by Levi Lusko, paraphrased a verse about the resurrected body and I wanted to read it all in context. 

The chapter meant little to me before he died. I just figured we would figure it out when the time comes. It means everything to me now. 

This was not the verse that I was looking for, but it brought a break of clarity to something that has been confusing me. Verses about death being defeated, like in the 2nd half of this passage made no sense. In no way does it seem that death has been defeated in this world. But this verse, in the context of the verse above and the chapter clarify that in Christ’s resurrection this begins to happen. But it is a prophecy that will come to pass in the future. 

Death will be defeated, with certainly. The defeat has begun with Christ. Now we eagerly await the conclusion, and the resurrection and transformation of all who are in Christ. 

About Camila

Based in Atlanta, but from the mountains of North Carolina. New widow of a man from Iran. Mother of one precious girl. Anti-human trafficking expert. Sister to 16 siblings (Yes, some of are adopted). Daughter of God.

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