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What Good Is the Resurrection?

May 24, 2019

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What Good Is the Resurrection?

So many people couldn’t care less  about the resurrection.     They might think,  “Ya sure.    That’s what those Christians talk about,  but so what?     What’s that  to me?”

They don’t have a clue  about how greatly  that affects the eternal salvation — or damnation — of every living soul.     Nobody will escape having to face the truth  about the resurrection — come their judgment day.     What we believe and trust in  right now  is a matter  of life or death.

We really do need to consider  what good  the resurrection can possibly be.     It’s all about power,  and truth,  and faithfulness,  and love.     Keeping a promise requires power,  truth,  faithfulness, and love.     The resurrection is living proof  of God’s power,  truthfulness,  faithfulness, and compassionate love  for each and every one of us.

There are a number of places  in the Old Testament  where we are promised  that the proof  of our Savior will be His resurrection.     All of Isaiah 53 foretells Jesus’ suffering,  death,  and resurrection.     Another reference is Psalm 16:10,

For Thou will not abandon my soul  to Sheol;    
Neither wilt Thou allow Thy Holy One  to see the pit.

And,  yet another reference is Psalm 49:9,

That he should live on  eternally;    
That he should not  undergo decay.

These promises were made over 700 years  before Christ was born.     The fact that these promises  (and many more)  were all kept only  in the suffering,  death,  and resurrection of Jesus  is proof  that God really does have the power  to do what He says.     It is proof   that God is truthful,  faithful,  and loving.

God is not a liar.     He does not renege  on His promises.     He is not weak.     Nor is He unloving.     Those proofs sit right  in front of us.     So,  what are we going to do about them?     If we ignore them,  we are condemning ourselves.     It’s not good  or smart  to ignore the Almighty LORD God of all,  who has proven His love  for us  to this extreme.

Because God has kept all  of these promises,  we can rest assured  that He really will keep His promises  about Jesus’ return  and a Judgment Day  for absolutely everyone  who has ever lived.     Are we ready for that?     We have no idea  when that will be.     How much longer  are we going  to keep on pushing  all the wrong buttons  for the answers  to our needs  in this life — and for eternity?

When the first Christians grasped the immensity  of the gift of forgiveness  that they were freely given  in Jesus Christ,  they burst out  with a joy  that spread like wildfire.     Jesus’ resurrection means our resurrection  unto life  — forever and ever.

So,  what good is the resurrection?     We need  to figure it out.     Time flies  when we’re having fun.

Rejoicing  in God’s power,  truthfulness,  faithfulness,  and love in Jesus Christ,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your love,  compassion,  and forgiveness are awesome  far beyond description.     Thank You  for so powerfully saving us  according to the truths  of Your promises.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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