August 8, 2018 – I Corinthians 15:40-41

There are also bodies in the heavens and bodies on the earth. The glory of the heavenly bodies is different from the glory of the earthly bodies. The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory. I Corinthians 15:40-41.

God’s Ways extend even to a tiny seed that gives life and grows.  God’s Act of Creation of the many bodies of plants, animals, the wonders of the sky, and the sea contains lessons teaching us the Truth of God.  Even a tiny mustard seed, as it grows, is like our faith in Him.  Apostle Paul writes this chapter.  He knows his persecution of God’s people makes him unworthy of salvation – the freedom that is ours in Christ. In verse 10, Paul writes, Today I am who I am because of God’s grace, and I have made sure that the grace He offered me has not been wasted.  (The Voice)

Heavenly bodies differ from earthly bodies.  The glory of the stars differs in their God-given glory.  Even as Jesus died and was raised to new life –  when we believe in Jesus, we shall be raised in glory.

It is the resurrection through the Grace of Jesus Christ that makes the difference.   With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever, for your love for me is very great. You have rescued me from the depths of death. Psalm 86:12-13.

It is the same way with the resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. I Corinthians 15:42-43.