Under Gods Command

1 Corinthians 15:19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.

Why does Paul say believers “are of all people most to be pitied” if this life is all there is? In Paul’s day, faith in Christ often brought a person persecution, ostracism from family, and, in many cases, poverty. There were few tangible benefits from being a Christian in that society. It was certainly not a step up the social or career ladder. More important, however, is the fact that if Christ had not been resurrected from the dead, Christians would not be forgiven for their sins or have any hope of eternal life.

Lets Bring it Home: If what Christians believe is a lie, we would be pitiful because we would be going through such suffering for no purpose. Fortunately, that is not the case!

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