Another soul dear to me has been laid to her rest, and the subject of death is on my heart. Last night, yet another scripture vividly hit me: “The wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23)
We may look at that and say, “Yes, I know. There is so much death in this world: animals, great and small; people of all ages and nationalities… Just to think, how heartbroken Adam must have been when the first brown leaf fell from a tree, or the first wilted petal dropped of a flower—and look at things now!”
But wait. “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures”—so why are we still dying? (1 Corinthians 15:3)
Over the next couple posts, I would like to consider death. It may be a more essential topic than you have ever imagined. We need to have our Bible facts straight in order to teach them to the children—not to mention, the character of God is wrapped up in all this, too!
Let’s look into it
So, I hope you will stay with me as we take a look at death. Let’s consider such questions as:
- What is death?
- Why is death so hard to handle?
- Are the dead really dead?
- What is truly the wages of sin?
- Is there hope after death? (There is another half to that verse, you know!)
Stick around, for I am sure once the matter is clear in your mind, you will look forward to that day when we can cry out with Paul: “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:55)
As the posts are finished, I will link them up here for easier reference in the future. For now, get your Bibles ready. We are going to see what the Bible really says about death! I will assure you one thing from the start: “God is love”!
Other posts in this series:
~YOUR TURN: Do you have any questions about death? Feel free to leave them in the comments and I will do my best to answer from the Word of God.~