September 10, 2017

You Will Die
 - Abraham Wright -

It's been said "a person is helped to live when they are reminded they must die." This is similar to Moses' prayer in Psalm 90:12 when he prays "Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom." If you knew that you would die in one year what would you do? As you answer that question, here are three things, from Scripture, to consider about life and death.

  1. Life is fragile.

    Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will
    stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.”
    How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow?
    Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.
    What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”
    Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil.
    James 4:13-16

  2. Death is real.

    Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties.
    After all, everyone dies
    so the living should take this to heart.
    Sorrow is better than laughter,
    for sadness has a refining influence on us.
    A wise person thinks a lot about death,
    while a fool thinks only about having a good time.
    Ecclesiastes 7:2-4

  3. Our only hope is Jesus.

    Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
         Remind me that my days are numbered—how fleeting my life is.
    You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand.
         My entire lifetime is just a moment to You;
         at best, each of us is but a breath.”
    We are merely moving shadows,
         and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.
    We heap up wealth,
         not knowing who will spend it.
    And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?
         My only hope is in You.
    Psalm 39:4-7

You can view the video for this sermon HERE.