Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 15:3-20, 35-44, 50-57 (day one)
“For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.”–v 53
We are not ready. Not yet equipped to be citizens of a restored universe. We need new bodies.
It is a transformation that began at conversion. Ephesians 4:22-24 commands us to “Put off the old self. . .and put on the new self.” (If you go to buy a new coat, you don’t put it on over your old coat. Silly. You cannot just add Christ on top of your old ways. The losses are as important as the gains).
At the end of life and time, God will do something similar. He will put off our old bodies (corrupted by sin and subject to death) and put new robes on us, new resurrected bodies.
Death is not fearful to a believer. It is the door to a place and time when our transformation (salvation) will be gloriously complete.