Here’s an interesting question for you. What is the best moment of a Christian’s life? Today’s devotional will give you a very interesting answer. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
I Corinthians 15:51-58 (ESV)
Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
“Are you afraid of dying? Oh! never be afraid of that; be afraid of living. Living is the only thing which can do any mischief; dying never can hurt a Christian…. You are afraid of dying, you say, because of the pains of death. Nay, they are the pains of life, — of life struggling to continue. Death has no pain; death itself is but one gentle sigh, the fetter is broken, and the spirit fled. The best moment of a Christian’s life is his last one, because it is the one that is nearest heaven…” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 275-276]