The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:47-58).
Today's Morsel: Why do we humans have such a problem with adjusting to change? God created the four seasons so we could get use to change. Change is good for us because it keeps us from getting into a rut and becomin stressful. Many people are distressed and perplexed because they don't like or adjust easily to change. From the time we are born, we begin to change. Our growth, our bodies, our looks, our hair, and our eyes all begin to change. Paul said, "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." One day Jesus is coming back for His church, and Paul said we are going to be changed. You are not going to be the same person. You are going to put on a new body. No more pain. No more suffering. We will be changed to be like Him. If we begin now, by making the correct changes to our life by become holy unto the Lord, we won't fear dying, and our next change will be easy for us to accept.
Sing: He's changing me, my blessed Savior, I'm not the same person that I use to be; well it's been slow going, but there's a knowing, that someday perfect I will be!