Do You Worry About Dying
I thought I had killed a bee, but I only stunned it. Before I could blink, the bee was moving. There’s a difference between stunning something and abolishing it. Hi. I’m Debbie Taylor Williams. When you think about death, does it worry you? Here’s the deal, and it’s great news! Second Timothy 1:10 assures us that we don’t have to worry about death. Why? The verse explains that when Christ died on the cross, He didn’t stun death and death continue to be a reality for us. Rather, it says, “ …our Savior Christ Jesus, abolished death and brought life and immortality to light…” In other words, when our body ceases to live, our spirit continues to live. Those who have placed their faith in Christ and whose human spirit is wed to Christ’s Holy Spirit will live eternally in His glorious light. That’s something to celebrate, not fear.
Lord Jesus Savior, we praise You for abolishing death! Thank You for eternal life in You.
Thank You, Jesus, for ABOLISHING DEATH
“…our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light…’”
I thought I’d killed the bee, but I’d only stunned it. Before I could blink, it was moving – fully alive. There’s a difference between stunning something and annihilating it.
Paul wanted us to know, in no uncertain terms, that Jesus Christ didn’t just stun death. He didn’t weaken death’s power. Rather, as Bible commentators explain, Jesus “rendered death inoperative and deprived death of its strength.”*
When Jesus died on the cross for our sins, the curse of sin – death – was broken. The cross took care of the curse. What power! What love. Read 2 Timothy 1:10 in context. Worship Christ who ABOLISHED DEATH so that we would not have to fear it, but rather have full assurance of eternal life.
Lord Jesus Savior, we praise You, ABOLISHER of DEATH. Thank You for eternal life in You.