What Does 1 Corinthians 15:56 Mean?

The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

1 Corinthians 15:56(KJV)

Verse Thoughts

God has an amazing resurrection programme for all who trust in Christ as Saviour, and this is linked with the permanent and total destruction of our last enemy - the final and full elimination of sin and death.

Christ Jesus was the first fruit from the dead, and His sacrificial death and glorious Resurrection broke forever the power of sin, death, hell, and the law in the lives of all who would trust in the only begotten Son of God.

The perfect law of God was a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, for it demonstrated that there is none good, we are all sinners and as such we all deserve to be punished: "For the wages of sin is death." The strength of sin is discovered in the perfect law of God, for it establishes an unattainable standard that no man can reach. And so the fatal accuser of man's sin is the flawless law of God, and the result of man's sin is death: "For the sting of death is sin."

The sting of death comes from sin, for it was man's sin that brought death and destruction into God's beautiful creation, and it was man's sin that separated humanity from a holy God. Nothing can satisfy God's just judgement and His righteous wrath against sin, except the one and only perfect Sacrifice - the sinless Son of God.

YES, it was Christ's blood that paid for the price of sin, and it was Christ's Resurrection that broke the power of sin and death in the lives of all who would trust in His name. The sting of death is indeed sin and the strength of sin is God's perfect law, but thanks be to God that Christ fulfilled the righteous requirement of the law on Your behalf and mine.

Thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. He alone paid the full price of sin and thus broke the power of death in our lives and clothed us forever in His perfect righteousness: "The wages of sin is death, BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS."


My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus fulfilled the righteous requirements of the Law on my behalf. He paid the price for my sin and broke the power of sin and death in my life. All praise to His holy name, forever and ever, AMEN.

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