Day 236 - FOUNDATION STONES IN A YEAR
Read: Genesis 3
This month we’re going to be having a deeper and more devotional look at a fundamental Christian doctrine, the resurrection of the dead. Of all the doctrines, this is the one that we are most likely to struggle with, both in our understanding of the doctrine and in our ability to fully make it part of our worldview.
And yet, as you are going to see this month, this doctrine cannot be allowed to be sidelined – it is front and centre to the Gospel. And it is very much the question on every human being’s mind. After Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, and the sentence of death was handed down to them and their descendants, humanity began to face the question, "Is there life after death?" As we see in our main Scripture for today, Job put it this way. “If a person dies, will they live again?”
The answer is not a mystery, not a philosophical conundrum. Actually the Bible answers this question unequivocally. But it’s up to us to actually believe what it teaches.
As you prepare your heart to meditate upon the resurrection of the dead this month, consider what you currently know and believe about this doctrine. Write it down. Then you will be able to track your growth in faith and knowledge as you go.
Lord God, I don’t want any worldly deception to remain in my mind. Please give me revelation of the truth.