Why are people afraid to die? I once had a woman, that was not a Christian, tell me “you are not afraid to die because you know where you are going”. I found this to be an ironic statement in that I had shared the Gospel with her many times. Heaven is available to all.
I also had an in-law win the lottery twice in one year; an unbelievable but true event. She had the best care doctors could give her after a heart attack in her thirties. She is now in her seventies and her heart is finally failing and she is so scared of dying that she is at wits end. My son has shared the Gospel with her many times. Her response is that she has prayed many times, but claims that she has never seen God act in her life.
This is a woman that has been blessed certainly above many in wealth, healthcare, and longevity against all odds; yet she claims God has never acted in her life. You wonder, why was she praying, who she was even praying to, and what more could God have done?
The Apostle Paul said that some would demand signs and some would seek wisdom.
1Cor1.22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
God said that the stumbling block is not a lack of signs or a lack of wisdom; it is pride.
Psalm10.4 In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”
James4.6b Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Published on Monday, May 25, 2015 @ 4:30 AM CDT