About Death

When the subject of death (that is, physical death) enters your consciousness, what are your knee jerk thoughts or reactions? The average human is scared to death about death. But like every other subject matter, believers should approach the issue of death with opinions formed from the Word of God alone.


Death entered humanity due to the unfortunate happenings in the beginning involving Adam and Eve. Through their actions death (both spiritual and physical), through sin, gained access to man (Rom. 5:12). Even though most Christians are aware that salvation absolutely takes care of spiritual death, a good number of believers have the wrong attitude to physical death.

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Hebrews 2:14-15.


It is clear from the above scripture, that the Author and Finisher (Perfecter) of our Faith, came in the flesh, that through dying, He would (in essence) deliver us from the fear of death. Jesus showed us in practical terms, what would happen to a believer who dies- Resurrection into eternal life. He had talked about this earlier in His ministry (John 11:25). Thus, living in fear of death negates the deliverance from fear that Jesus died to give you.

“So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” 1Corinthians 15:54-55.


Indeed, Death has lost its sting! The attitude of the Apostles (and the early church) to death is worthy of emulation. They viewed death at best, as that necessary inconvenience before unimaginable glory. Apostle Paul at a point in His life just wanted to be with the Lord (Phil. 1:20-25). The only thing that gave him concern about dying was the yet incomplete task left for him to do. All he wanted was for his life and death to honor God.


This should be our mindset. The grave can have no victory over us. Fear of death is not God’s will for us. Fear of anything in fact, is not part of God’s Love for us, it is not His will for us. We should instead use every living breath to honour God and His work, and His Word. That is the only way our death can honour God.

4 thoughts on “About Death

  1. “The attitude of the Apostles (and the early church) to death is worthy of emulation. They viewed death at best, as that necessary inconvenience before unimaginable glory.”

    There is always something to go away with. Thank you In plain sight for always.

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