An evil man is held captive by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him. He will die for lack of self control; he will be lost because of his incredible falling. (Proverbs 5:22-23)
Solomon states that we should not try to avoid responsibilities by saying that we were not aware of them. God knows all hearts and he knows you better than you know yourself. He knows your comings and your goings; he keeps records of all of your thoughts, words and deeds. He keeps watch over your soul and he knows what you know and what you do not know. He knows the exact day, hour, minute and second of your death and He will judge everyone according to what they have done and have not done with the opportunities in this brief life.
Death has the final word. No one gets out of this alive; no one escapes the ultimate death sentence. In the face of death, we are utterly helpless and no amount of success, fame, courage, or strength can overcome death. Only the ancient of days, the God of life and death, can shepherd us through death’s valley to life eternal. Life is uncertain, and then you die; however, Solomon’s God offers the hope of eternal comfort.
How often do you consider death? Do you live as the dying person that you are? Is it true that one can only live a happy life if he/she is prepared to die? What will your legacy be? Who will speak at your funeral and what will be said? Do you believe that you will live forever, either with God or without Him? What will happen to you after your death?