The people on earth are like the man who was made from the dust of the earth. The people in heaven are like the man who came from heaven.
As we have worn the likeness of the man who was made from the dust of the earth, we will also wear the likeness of the man who came from heaven.
Brothers and sisters, this is what I mean: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. What decays cannot inherit what doesn't decay.
I'm telling you a mystery. Not all of us will die, but we will all be changed.
It will happen in an instant, in a split second at the sound of the last trumpet. Indeed, that trumpet will sound, and then the dead will come back to life. They will be changed so that they can live forever.
This body that decays must be changed into a body that cannot decay. This mortal body must be changed into a body that will live forever.
When this body that decays is changed into a body that cannot decay, and this mortal body is changed into a body that will live forever, then the teaching of Scripture will come true: "Death is turned into victory!
Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?"
Sin gives death its sting, and God's standards give sin its power.
Thank God that he gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
So, then, brothers and sisters, don't let anyone move you off the foundation [of your faith]. Always excel in the work you do for the Lord. You know that the hard work you do for the Lord is not pointless.