Moses wrote down their starting places, stage by stage, by command of the LORD, and these are their stages according to their starting places. Numbers 33:2 (ESV)
We are called to progress and grow as we journey with the Lord, the journey of the children of Israel points forward to the pilgrim like journey of every believer as we draw closer to God’s eternal promised land. As we walk with the lord our faith will be tested but we must endure till the end to receive the reward. See 2 Corinthians 3:18, Hebrews 11:16, Hebrews 12:1-2
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 1 Corinthians 15:17–18 (ESV)
Paul was correcting some bad teach the Corinthian church had started to believe which agains was influenced by the word around them and possibly the misinterpretation of Paul’s own teaching. They had concluded that there was no resurrection.
Paul shows them the implication of this error is that Christ too did not rise form the dead and if that were true we could not be saved and have no hope. The resurrection of Jesus and his death on the cross are both a part of one saving act by God. Without the resurrection of Jesus Christ there is no Christian faith.
When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all. 1 Corinthians 15:28 (ESV)
Gordon Fee comments well stating that… “Paul’s point is that in raising Christ from the dead God has set in motion a chain of events that must culminate in the final destruction of death and thus of God’s being once again, as in eternity past, “all in all.”” Fee, G. D. (1987). The First Epistle to the Corinthians (p. 759).
Oh, save your people and bless your heritage! Be their shepherd and carry them forever. Psalm 28:9 (ESV)
Hebrews 13:20 encourages us that Jesus is our great shepherd, he will cary us forever