Looking Toward the Eternal Kingdom (4/9/2023)
“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption” (1 Corinthians 15:50).
Having just explained the differences between a physical body and a spiritual body and the fact that mankind must undergo a change from one to the other, the Apostle Paul here says that only the spiritual body can go into the eternal “kingdom of God.”
“Corruption” means anything subject to deterioration and perishing. “Incorruption” means anything not capable of decay. A “flesh and blood” body in this life cannot go into a spiritual kingdom, referring to eternity, in the next.
This verse should be a source of encouragement to all Christians, actually serving as a stimulant to spur us on toward making proper preparation for life after judgment. We prepare for God’s kingdom by following His instructions while in this life.