Did you know that our resurrected bodies will not only be perfected but also drastically improved? This is not a theory or guess but a revealed, rock-solid, biblical truth.
[This post is part of a series about 6 aspects of the Gospel that overpower our desire to lust]
In fact, it is a truth Paul thought should motivate the sex-crazed Corinthians to keep themselves pure. In our passage in 1 Corinthians, he only briefly alludes to the truth, but later in the same book he goes into great detail:
“What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. So it is with the resurrection of the dead” (1 Corinthians 15:36-42).
How does this passage motivate anyone to stay sexually pure? In the previous post we saw that Paul is pleading with us like sons who will miss out on great things if we continue to disobey. What is it about resurrected bodies that we will miss out on?
Here are three things sexual idolaters will miss out on: