The old saying is that there’s nothing sure but death and taxes. Some, however, have found a way to escape taxes. So there’s only one statistic: one out of one will die. Only those who are alive at His coming will avoid being a part of that. How do you feel when you think about that? Today’s devotional should help. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
I Corinthians 15:51-58
“O my hearers, if you do not believe in the Lord Jesus, death will be a penal infliction to you; but death is changed in its nature in the case of a believer in Jesus. Our death is a falling asleep, not a going to execution. It is a departure out of the world unto the Father, not a being driven away in wrath. We quit the militant host of earth for the triumphant armies of heaven by the gate of death; that which was a cavern leading to blackness and darkness forever, has, by the resurrection of our Lord, been made into an open tunnel, which serves as a passage into eternal glory. As a penal infliction upon believers, death was abolished by our Lord; and now it has become a stairway from the grace-life below to the glory-life above.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XXXVI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1890), p. 571]