20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
21 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
The ancient Greeks believed that humans were inherently immortal.
This can be seen in the ancient texts of some of their legendary authors, like Homer and Hesiod. Contrary to their belief, history has shown that all people in this life will die. Hebrews 9:27 reminds us, “It is appointed for man to die once and after this comes judgment.”
The good news for those in Christ is that death no longer claims us. The only death that matters is our death to sin that begins our new life in Christ.
John 3:3 tells us that we must be born again to see the kingdom of God. By his sin, Adam brought death to the world. But by His death, Christ brought life for those who trust in Him. There is a guarantee of revitalized life for the faithful.
God fulfills His promise from Ezekiel 36:26 to give us a new heart and a new spirit.
• How does the truth of the Bible bring you greater hope than the wisdom of men?
• How does your life look different because you have trusted in Jesus?
• Thank God for His Word. Ask Him to bring you to a greater love and knowledge of Him through His Word.