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33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 34 Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame.

35 But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?” 36 How foolish! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. 39 Not all flesh is the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another and fish another. 40 There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. 41 The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.

42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; 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. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 1 Corinthians 15:33-44

Once again we come across a bit of mystery as it relates to the resurrection. We have a natural, physical body and we will have a spiritual body in the resurrection. The body will not perish. It also means it won’t decay, get old, experience pain or suffering, wear out, or get tired. Will we sleep? Eat? Play? I have no idea. We won’t need to sleep or eat or play. We just don’t know.

It’s funny. We hear songs and phrases such as “this is what heaven must be like.” Even under the best scenario possible, it won’t hold a candle to The Real Thing. The resurrection of the body is just one aspect of heaven.

Praise the Lord for the Resurrection and all that means to us.

Come quickly, Lord Jesus, come.

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