April 30, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - Caring For Your Soul

April 30, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - Caring For Your Soul

TOPIC - Caring For Your Soul
READ: 1 Corinthians 15:35-49 New King James Version (NKJV)
35 But someone will say, “How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?”
36 Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies.
37 And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain—perhaps wheat or some other grain,
38 But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body.
39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.
40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.
43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.
44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.
47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.
48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.
THE MESSAGE:
In furtherance of the discussion on the issue of resurrection, Paul made the very important point that resurrection does not entail the reconstruction of our earthly bodies. In other words, when we are buried in the ground, our earthly bodies will decay, only the soul is indestructible. The soul is what will appear before God on Judgment Day (in a new body!). It is good to take care of our physical bodies, but more important to care for the soul.
Unfortunately, many of us can do anything to decorate, feed and nurture our physical bodies, yet pay little or no attention to our soul.
When last did you really spend good time to feed your soul on the word of God and prayer? When last did you really allow God to work in your life and bring the much needed transformation? Paul is saying here that as far as eternity is concerned, our earthly bodies, no matter how beautiful they currently look, have no place in heaven. God will cloth the soul with a new body that is suitable to that heavenly environment! Knowing this, we must give our soul over to God that He may feed and nurture it and cloth us in the end for eternity with Him.
Prayer: Lord, help me from now on to dedicate my soul and body to You in preparation for eternity with You.
April 30, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - Caring For Your Soul April 30, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - Caring For Your Soul Reviewed by Abodunrin Muyiwa (Muyilight) on April 30, 2019 Rating: 5

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