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37 And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain—perhaps wheat or some other grain. 38 But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body.  

 

15:37

And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be,

If we plant a seed of corn, what comes out of the ground will not look like that seed. Our resurrection body will not look like our natural body in every respect.

but mere grain—perhaps wheat or some other grain.

There is a difference between our present body and the resurrected body. The plant that comes out of the ground looks different from the seed planted in the ground. We will have a glorified body at the resurrection. After Jesus rose from the dead, His glorified body was radically different from the body that died. His new body would never die again and would have incorruptible nature. Our resurrection body will be like His resurrection body – an incorruptible body.

Ph 3: 21who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

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15:38

But God gives it a body as He pleases,

God gave each of us a specific body according to His eternal counsel.

and to each seed its own body.

There is continuity between our present body and the resurrection body even though there will be radical differences. The seed changes radically but it is still the same seed. Corn seed does not become wheat seed or a wheat plant.

PRINCIPLE:

There is dissolution of our current body yet continuity in the resurrection body.

APPLICATION:

Some Christians are far more pagan than biblical in their thinking. As the Corinthians accepted the idea of their culture that there was no physical resurrection of the body, so many Christians today accept prevailing philosophy of the day over extant biblical ideas. One area this manifests itself in our culture is the denial of certainty – the denial that we can know the truth or falseness of a proposition.

Our resurrection body will have continuity from our present body but will have dramatic, positive differences. We put a bare, dry seed into the ground (our current body), but a beautiful green plant comes out of the ground (our incorruptible, immortal, resurrection body). It is something very different but also the same that comes out of the ground.

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