If I fought wild beasts in Ephesus with no more than human hopes, what have I gained? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character. 1 Corinthians 15:32-33 NIV
A Christian believes in the resurrection of the dead. What benefit would there be in Christ having died for our sins if He had not been raised from the dead as first fruit of those who shall be raised? How would the Father’s plan have been made perfect and complete without a resurrection to eternal life? Yes, if that had been the case, we might just as well have eaten and been merry, for death would have been the end. But the Father’s plan was beyond that which man could have imagined. It truly is a perfect plan.
We must be careful to not keep bad company as over time it will corrupt good character. We must not live the life style of the corrupt, as they are foolish, and choose to ignore the Lord. True purpose to life, true meaning only comes in knowing and serving the Lord, accepting Him as personal Savior. Die to self that you may live for Christ. You shall have life eternal in Him!