1 Corinthians 15:19

19 If all we get out of Christ is a little inspiration for a few short years, we're a pretty sorry lot.

1 Corinthians 15:19 In-Context

17 And if Christ wasn't raised, then all you're doing is wandering about in the dark, as lost as ever.
18 It's even worse for those who died hoping in Christ and resurrection, because they're already in their graves.
19 If all we get out of Christ is a little inspiration for a few short years, we're a pretty sorry lot.
20 But the truth is that Christ has been raised up, the first in a long legacy of those who are going to leave the cemeteries.
21 There is a nice symmetry in this: Death initially came by a man, and resurrection from death came by a man.
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