Nothing gets a person thinking more about death than: 1) When you have a death in the family, or 2) When an insurance salesperson gives you the sale pitch and sells you life insurance, or 3) When you have a lawyer ask you tough questions to prepare your final will and testament.
I’m getting a will done up through a lawyer. It sure made me think about how temporary life can be. Not much in this world is for sure. What is for sure is that we will all live and die.
The bible teaches that on our last day on earth won’t be our last moment. Our soul lives on. There is still eternity to enjoy.
There will be no more death. Our bodies will not grow old and decay.
From a purely human perspective, Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15, “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.” (v.50).
“Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” (Galatians 6:8)
Thankfully, death in the flesh will not be our ultimate and final destiny as Christians. It doesn’t have to be. God has given us a way out. The only way out of death is to trust in the mercy and grace of God.
God desires and has always intended for us to be spiritual beings. Paul taught that what is sown in weakness is raised in power. It is sown a physical body, it is raised a spiritual body (1 Cor. 15:44).
John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
One day, whe our bodies decay and die, Christ will raise us up as spiritual beings. We will no longer have to rely on the fleshly things of this world to bring us through to the end. Christ has become our victor. This is good news. God in Christ Jesus has conquered sin, death and evil. These things will have no power over us when we place our faith in the love of Christ and in the power of his resurrection power.