Hoping in this life

Doing the M’Cheyne read through this year. Today was 1 Corinthians 15. A particular verse stood out to me this morning. It caused me to think of a number of groups who focus on the ‘now’ in exclusion to the ‘not yet.’ (ie – different strains of emergent, the social gospel, etc.). For some the Kingdom is here and now (exclusively) and to focus on another world to come is derided as platonism or some other philosophical jargon.

If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 15.19

It is only when our hope is in the Lord of eternal life and the world to come that what we do in this world is never vain. 15.58

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