A Consciousness of Eternity
“If I have, as it were, fought 'wild beasts' here in Ephesus simply from human motives, what have I gained? But if the dead are not raised to life, then, as the saying goes, 'Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die.'” (1 Corinthians 15:32 GNT)
The Apostle Paul risked his life continually, witnessing for Jesus Christ in a hostile environment. Why put your life on the line if physical life is all we have? No, the great hope of the Christian is life after death – the eternal life promised to us by Jesus. There are worse things than dying here on earth. What about living out 80-90 years only to learn you’re not prepared for the eternity lying before all of us? Let’s live today with a consciousness of eternity and with Jesus to help us through the rough patches of life. It will be worth it all when we see Christ.
Read 1 Corinthians 15:31-34.