I assure you] by the pride which I have in you in [your fellowship and union with] the Messiah Yahushua our Master, that I die daily [I face death every day and die to self].
What do I gain if, merely from the human point of view, I fought with [wild] beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised [at all], let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will be dead. [Isa 22:13]
Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character.
Awake [from your drunken stupor and return] to sober sense and your right minds, and sin no more. For some of you have not the knowledge of the Almighty Creator [you are utterly and willfully and disgracefully ignorant, and continue to be so, lacking the sense of the Almighty Creator’s presence and all true knowledge of Him]. I say this to your shame.
The Resurrection Body
But someone will say, How can the dead be raised? With what [kind of] body will they come forth?
You foolish man! Every time you plant seed, you sow something that does not come to life [germinating, springing up, and growing] unless it dies first.
Nor is the seed you sow then the body which it is going to have [later], but it is a naked kernel, perhaps of wheat or some of the rest of the grains.
But the Almighty Creator gives to it the body that He plans and sees fit, and to each kind of seed a body of its own. [Gen 1:11]
For all flesh is not the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for beasts, another for birds, and another for fish.
There are heavenly bodies (sun, moon, and stars) and there are earthly bodies (men, animals, and plants), but the beauty and glory of the heavenly bodies is of one kind, while the beauty and glory of earthly bodies is a different kind.
The sun is glorious in one way, the moon is glorious in another way, and the stars are glorious in their own [distinctive] way; for one star differs from and surpasses another in its beauty and brilliance.
So it is with the resurrection of the dead. [The body] that is sown is perishable and decays, but [the body] that is resurrected is imperishable (immune to decay, immortal). [Dan 12:3]