If a wicked man seems to have peace at death, it is not from the knowledge of his happiness, but from the ingnorance of his danger.
Isaiah 55:6 states:
Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near.
When death comes it is too late. The dead, unrepentant, sinner may seem to be at peace but it is only because he is not there. He has gone on to meet his due reward for not trusting in Jesus Christ. The bible calls this the second death, a total separation from God.
Oh sinner, call on the Lord today. Seek Him while He may be found.
January 4, 2008 at 3:03 am
This is also true while the wicked man is alive. The only difference is it is to late to reach him with the gospel once he’s dead.
That seems to make it all the more important to honor Jesus’ command regarding the great commission…….
Thanks for the quote – you know how I love the Puritans
January 5, 2008 at 6:25 am
Oh, how many of my friends, coworkers and family members suffer from the ignorance of their danger! Thank you for the sober reminder.