1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Dear Father, confirmer of truth,
Strengthen me against all that Satan and the world can bring against me. Confirm my understanding of what you did in resurrecting Jesus and what you will do in resurrecting me and all your saints.
If there is no resurrection, I know that the gospel is false, my faith is in vain, I am still in my sins, those who have fallen asleep have perished, and you have been misrepresented as having raised Jesus from the dead.
If we Christians have hope only for this life, then we are to be pitied - for our suffering is for nothing.
But we know that you have raised Christ from the dead, as the first fruits of them who have fallen asleep.
In the name of Jesus I offer you this thanksgiving and praise for the most wonderful events of history, Christ's resurrection and ours. Amen.
Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Friday, May 5, 2023