But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. (1 Corinthians 15:20)
Only after the husbandman takes the ripe vegetation in his hands and tastes it does he call for the reapers to come and harvest the crops. Similarly, Christ’s resurrection was the result of His own power, and He tasted its firstfruits. We too as the redeemed of the Lord will taste of Christ’s resurrection. For us it won’t be just a spiritual resurrection but a physical one. Our mortal bodies will be redressed in immortality. Our corruption will put on Christ’s incorruption, and we shall be just like Him.
Be challenged by Romans
Romans doesn’t let us sit still. In Romans, Paul talks about the obligation we are under to spread the truth of the Gospel and to engage with the culture around us. He talks about the journey we must make after we accept the God’s gift of salvation. We are called to leave our comfortable and easy corners and spread the message of Christ’s sacrifice to everyone around us, because we have been freely justified!