Daily Devotion on 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

Not many of us are farmers. Subsistence farming is something almost none of us take on, but what would your life be like if you were a farmer? Your entire life would center on your crop’s life cycle. Planting the seed, maintaining the crops and finally harvesting the grain or fruit would fill your days with more work than you can imagine. If growing crops was your only means of obtaining food the survival of those little plants in your field would lead to either starvation or plenty.

Imagine the relief that would come when you harvested your first-fruits of the season. The risk that your fields could be destroyed by wind, drought, floods, or bugs is all but gone. When you bring in that first part of your harvest it means there is more to come tomorrow and the next day. It means you will have food to eat, it means you will survive. That first-fruit is a special thing to you because it is the proof of success.

Paul tells us that Jesus resurrection is the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep. Because Jesus rose from the dead all those who have died will rise from the dead. Because Jesus rose from the dead, you will rise from the dead. You will rise and enter the eternal paradise prepared for you. Christ your King is ruling. Life is yours because he won it for you.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, forgive us when we doubt your Son’s rule in our lives. You gave your Son to death so that we would be freed from death. You gave us the promise that we too will rise just as Jesus did. Let the peace that comes from you guide us now and forever. In Christ the King we pray, Amen.

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About vicarhoff

I am thrilled and honored to be serving as vicar/intern at Christ the King Lutheran Church and School for a whole year!

Posted on November 15, 2011, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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