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I Corinthians 15:42-44
Our human body is the most complex machine ever put together. Although the average adult weighs about 180 pounds their body has: 222 bones; several trillion cells; 639 muscles; from 3 to 5 gallons of blood; several miles of nerves, arteries, and veins; with over a thousand specialized small parts and about 10 major organs which perform such unique feats of electric conduction and chemical transformation that it would take a book to adequately explain them.
The body is a well designed machine so complicated only the Maker can understand it. Every organ and every cell has its own function to do. It was created to run forever, but the result of sin is that some part of it wears out over time, so we eventually die.
Moses wrote Psalm 90 at the end of Israel's wandering in the desert for 40 years and saw thousands of people die. :10 The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; put their span is but toil and trouble.
In the time of Moses 1500 B.C. the average person lived 70 years, while some who were stronger lived to be 80 years old. Now as a result of modern medicine people live to be 90 or even longer, but eventually everyone dies. No one lives forever.
William Gurnall wrote, ''God, to prevent all escape, has sown the seeds of death in our very constitution and nature, so that we can as soon run from ourselves, as run from death.''
We die as a consequence of our sins. Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death. Hebrews 9:27 It is appointed unto man to die once.
Context After clearly proving that Christ rose from the dead in the first part of the chapter Paul now goes on to emphasize the dramatic change that will take place when our body will be raised from the dead. So it is - refers back to what he said in :40-41 that just as there is a difference between the glory of the sun, moon and stars so there will be a difference between our physi ...
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