Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 1:1-11 (day one)
“Indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in the God who raises the dead.‘–v 9
It is Who He is. What He does. We serve/love/trust/worship the God who raises the dead.
Jesus is the first/best example. Crucified. Dead. Buried. On the third day, God raised Him.
We will see it again when Christ comes. God will raise all men to life. Some to judgement. Some to reward. See John 5:28-29. God at work again, doing what He does.
In 2 Corinthians 1, Paul gives his own testimony. He remembers when he was so overwhelmed, so excessively burdened that his resolve “died”. He despaired even of life. Saw no hope. No fight left.
But God delivered Paul from that moment. Miraculously raised him to life, hope and renewed energy.
When things die (marriages, dreams, energy. . .) no problem! We serve a God who raises the dead.