14 knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you.
14 knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus
The Greek word for “knowing” indicates firm conviction. This firm conviction comes from an objective fact—the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
will also raise us up with Jesus,
The gospel team will rise from the dead in the future (1 Co 15:51-52; 1 Th 4:13-18). This is a corporate event where all believers will join the resurrection of Jesus.
and will present us with you.
The Corinthians will rise from the dead with the team as well. The Greek word for “present” means to cause to stand, to place beside. All Christians will stand before Jesus one day.
The resurrection is a motivation for enduring hardship.
Christians have confidence because of the resurrection of Christ and their resurrection. It is the incentive for our service. Death does not daunt those who serve Christ because they know there is a brighter future ahead. Death is not the end but the great gateway into the presence of God for the Christian.