Friday, September 14, 2012

Ultimate Death Match: Funerals v. Festivals

Ecclesiastes 7:2

It is better to go to the house of mourning
than to go to the house of feasting,
for this is the end of all mankind,
and the living will lay it to heart.

It is good to think about death.  So good that it is better than party planning.


Let's think about it:  Every person  you have ever met will die. And they deserve it.

It is because of sin.  Adam sinned in eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and in so doing has imputed to all of us our death.  In Adam, we all have sinned.  By nature and by choice, we have reaped the harvest of sickness, sin, and death.  We daily see the fruit of our efforts in the horrors committed against one another in our private fantasies and public obervations. 

Your sin, my sin, our sin.  None of us are exempt.  We have all contributed to the ever-growing river of condemntation currently damned up by God holding back His damnation, that wrath that will one day be vented fully on those fully deserving.

If you are alive and reading this, consider the fact that you will die and much sooner than you think.

“It has rightly been said, ‘Man is mortal.’ And sometimes suddenly so.”

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