Paul brings our focus to “pleasing God.” Sin is still an issue for Christians, but God always gives us a path out of it.
Here we have our final stop in 1 Corinthians for the year, once again focusing on the issue of resurrection. We see that God is not done with this place or these bodies, and we should not have our eyes on escape, but instead place our hope in resurrection.
Paul brings our attention to the resurrection of the dead, and we are reminded that our hope is not to “go to heaven” when we die, but to experience bodily resurrection, like Christ.
Jumping to 1 Corinthians 15, Paul brings our focus to the bodily death and resurrection of Jesus.