Blest be the everlasting God
the Father of our Lord!
Be his abounding mercy praised,
his majesty adored!
When from the dead he raised his Son,
and called him to the sky,
he gave our souls a lively hope
that they should never die.
None of the rulers of the current age understand this lively hope. If they did, they would not deny the death and resurrection of the Lord of glory. As it is, God has revealed it to us through his Spirit. We have not received the spirit of the age, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we can understand what God has given to us in Jesus Christ. Indeed, we who have the Spirit have the very mind of Christ.