v 26 And the last enemy to be destroyed is death.
Paul looks forward yet again to that triumphant moment when all the enemies of God are subdued, and creation is put back together in harmony with the Creator. It will be the moment when God’s plan for creation will be fulfilled in every sense – it will be ‘The Death of Death’.
We see death on every hand at the moment, accident, violence, disease and decay wherever we look. The older ones feel it creeping up in their bones, and younger ones see the signs of it in their parents. But believe me, death is a defeated enemy. For thousands of years death has had the last word; men and women have screamed defiance to their last breath, but to no avail.
The Health Service attempts to delay it, some rich folk are trying to buy their way out of it by preserving body and brain in deep-freeze, and everyday folk hold up their hands and say ‘Who cares anyway’.
Human sin resulted in decay and death; this was the ultimate affront to the purposes of God in creation. Hence Paul’s comment “Let’s feast and drink, for tomorrow we die!” might well be the best advice!
Then death will be destroyed!
The purposes of God will be fulfilled in a redeemed, restored, Creation.