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50 I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:

“Death is swallowed up in victory.”

55 “O death, where is your victory?

O death, where is your sting?”

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.



  1. If someone is writing a tribute for my memorial, what would be written in it? How would I like people to write the letter announcing my death?
  2. Tell Jesus all my thoughts and emotions right now. Stay quiet to allow the Holy Spirit to minister to me now.



May God strengthen me, filling my heart with the glorious hope of the victorious return of the resurrected Lord. May God grant me spiritual wisdom, allowing me to discern in daily life what is temporary and what is eternal, living out a heavenly life on earth. May God give me greater faith, unwavering in the face of difficulties, firmly believing that all my labor will receive the reward from the Lord.


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