and as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way,

“ ‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of david.’ “

therefore he says also in another psalm,

“ ‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.’ “
[acts 13:34-35]


no more to return to corruption

do you remember learning about entropy in high school science class?


i know…random.


here’s a quick refresher: entropy is the principle that everything in our world is randomly moving towards disorder. the world is not gradually improving towards orderly perfection, but sliding towards disorder and corruption. left to themselves, things rust, decay, and die. in short, everything, including us, becomes increasingly corrupted.


i am weary of corruption.


it feels like every good act is met with unkindness, and purity or honesty on any level is increasingly difficult to observe. we are plagued with the corruptions of hunger, war, pain – all of it leading to death.


death itself leads to, and is fed by, corruption.


this is pretty depressing. frankly, it should be.


apart from Christ, physical and spiritual corruption are what await each of us. corruption is satan’s playground and we’re all born in it.


yet in this we rejoice! this is the core of the gospel! we do not have to remain where corruption rules!


through the resurrection of Jesus, corruption has been defeated! the resurrection is the unquestionable, singular most important event in all of history.


the beauty and power and redemption and mercy and grace and perfection and peace and eternal joy that can be ours is only offered because Jesus was raised from the dead. He has defeated corruption, reversed entropy, and offers a living and tangible hope for all who believe, and a surety that He is Lord of this life and the life to come.


Jesus alone has been granted the “holy and sure blessings of david”, and through Him, we can also partake of this blessing.


i am weary of corruption, but I also know that Jesus has defeated it forever. He remains alive forever, never to die again. someday we will be with Him. this is the gospel, and this is the greatest hope that we can know.