“Now a word was brought to me stealthily; my ear received the whisper of it.
1 Corinthians 15:32
Do you think I was just trying to act heroic when I fought the wild beasts at Ephesus, hoping it wouldn’t be the end of me? Not on your life! It’s resurrection, resurrection, always resurrection, that undergirds what I do and say, the way I live. If there’s no resurrection, “We eat, we drink, the next day we die,” and that’s all there is to it.
“But now I say, ‘I had heard about You before, but now I have seen You,
“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?
…only God knows the depths of your heart.
Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
…He knows your needs, your cares, your desires.
So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told.
So don’t live under the control of sin. If you do, you will think about what sin wants. Live under the control of the Holy Spirit. If you do, you will think about what the Spirit wants.
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