“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV
This chapter talks entirely about resurrection. First the resurrection of Christ, followed by the resurrection of the dead and finishing with the resurrection of our bodies. There was a lot of arguing about resurrection because some, even saying they were Christians, they did not believe in it. So Paul explains that there is no point of believing in Christ without resurrection else our preaching is useless, our faith is dead and we would still in our sins.
Paul compares Jesus as the last Adam. Burning opposite to the first Adam, which brought us sin and death through it, Jesus brought us forgiveness and resurrection. Jesus is the life-giving spirit.
“When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.””
1 Corinthians 15:54 NIV
Paul teaches us to “stand firm” and “let nothing move” us. He meant that we must be firm, strong and confident in the faith. For us, to always remember that we will be raise up; to not be shaken and neither influenced by the world around us, but fixed in the faith, putting our hopes in Jesus.
He teaches us to live a life joyfully in seeking to do God’s will, because if we live a life with this focus, we will know that our life wasn’t waisted.
Heavenly Father. Thank you for the new day you made today. Thank you for this wonderful season that is starting. In Yokohama the sakura is fully bloomed, giving joy to everyone. Your creation speaks that there is a God who cares for with the minimum details in our lives. Help me to fix my eyes in you, so my faith will never be shaken. In Jesus name I pray.