This past week, I had stuffed into my mailbox, on the same day, a solicitation from both Moore Funeral Home and Groce Funeral Home! They want my business! Each of them is willing to arrange all the details of my demise. Do they know something, I don’t? Here’s what I do know—for me, for you—if the Lord delays His return, “it is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment” (Heb.9:27).
What if it were today that I had an appointment with death? If it is my appointed time, I am not afraid. I am at peace. That is a great comfort!
Do you have peace with God? Well, you can—and the Bible shows us how. Every one of us can have peace with God. The Apostle Paul speaks about the way to have peace with God in Romans 5:1-11:
1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;
4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
This week we intend to study this important teaching from the Word of God. You never know when you’ll get a solicitation from a funeral home—or a visit from the undertaker.