"You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life."
(JOHN 6:67-68)

Romans 5:12-21;
2 Timothy 1:9-10

Death is the final enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26). Though every one of us awaits death, it is not how things were originally meant to be. Death and the sorrow it brings entered into God’s “very good” (Genesis 1:31) creation when Adam sinned. Because of Adam’s sin, the whole creation now groans under its curse (Romans 8:22). But Jesus Christ came to this earth to destroy death forever! That’s the Gospel – the good news. Because of what Christ has done for His people, we can even take comfort in the face of death.

My older brother, Bill, died of cancer a few months ago. Bill was a believer and went joyfully to his death, knowing that it was not the end of His life, but a real beginning. His Savior had guaranteed it! Bill simply believed His promises. Like Peter, Bill said, “Lord to whom else shall I turn? You have the words of eternal life.” One day soon, I too will breathe my last. But I have comfort knowing that, like Bill, Jesus Christ has destroyed death forever. Because He lives, I too shall live!




Scripture Focus

Romans 5:12-21;
2 Timothy 1:9-10

Insight

"MY MEMORY IS NEARLY GONE, BUT I REMEMBER TWO THINGS: THAT I AM A GREAT SINNER, AND THAT CHRIST IS A GREAT SAVIOR." (JOHN NEWTON, 1807)

Bible In A Year

  • Lamentations 4-5
  • Psalm 130
  • 2 Corinthians 12