THE BREVITY OF LIFE & AND THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF KOBE BRYANT*
By Frank Denisi | Feb. 10, 2020
With the recent tragedy of the helicopter crash in California I would like to wish all of my deepest condolences to the nine different families that have been impacted by the tragedy. I pray that the saving grace of God would reach them, as well has the healing grace of God to comfort them.
With that said, there are some serious points to ponder. They are somber points that we can not take lightly. So, please take each one to heart as these are the reality of life and death.
Life is Shorter than you Think
“Brevity” is an interesting word to use when we describe life. However, as much as we don’t like to admit it, that is exactly what the Bible teaches. Consider this,
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” (James 4:14)
As quickly as vapor of smoke appears and vanishes, so if your life. Don’t waste it, you only have one shot at life, one shot to do something for the Lord, do not waste it on your own fleshly desires.
We Will all Give Account to God
Consider what King Solomon said,
“Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.” (Ecclesiastes 11:9)
You can live the way you want to live, and make all the bad choices you want, just know that at the end of your life you will stand before God.
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Hebrews 9:27)
“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12)
The reality is that there is a coming judgment for everyone
Everyone Has a Soul that will Spend Somewhere Forever
In Luke we find an illustration that Jesus gives regarding a man who accumulated wealth, and came to the point in his life where he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy. That was his plan, but Jesus said;
“Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?” (Luke 12:20)
There are things in life that truly don’t matter, and there are things that do matter for eternity. The culmination of your life can summed up in two questions; “What will you do with Jesus?”, and “What will you do for Jesus?”
William Carey had the proper perspective of life when he said, “I am not afraid of failure; I am afraid of succeeding at the things that don’t matter.”
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