What are you in pursuit of? What we pursue is demonstrated through our actions toward receiving what we desire. For instance
If you are in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, you may clean up your eating habits, obtain a gym membership, or drink more water.
If you’re in pursuit of a better career, you may return back to school for a degree or obtain a certificate specific to your industry, or take up a trade.
If you are in pursuit of launching your own business, you may develop a vision board, start a business plan, or put together all the necessary components to be a successful entrepreneur.
Just as we work relentlessly to achieve these things and more, what about the pursuit of victory?
Jesus was in pursuit of victory, insomuch that He was willing to die! What victory was Jesus trying to obtain? Simply put: victory over death.
Why is the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ so important?
- It proves who Jesus is.
- It demonstrates that God accepted Jesus as the perfect man of God- the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.
- It shows that God has the power to raise us from the dead- the death that sin promises.
- It guarantees that the bodies of those who believe in Christ will not remain dead but will be resurrected unto eternal life.
- It demonstrates Jesus’ relentlessly pursuit of victory.
What are you in pursuit of? The pursuit of happiness, won’t make you happy, if it does not include the Lord. The pursuit of victory is mute if it does not include what Jesus overcame.
“For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies. Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:53-55, 57 NLT