I’m reading a book called “Surprised by Suffering” and one of the chapters asked a question – how will we die? Is this the most important question of our lives? Will we die in faith or will we die in our sins?
“Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you must give them a warning from me. When I say to the wicked, “You will certainly die,” and you do not warn him—you do not speak out to warn the wicked to turn from his wicked deed and wicked lifestyle so that he may live—that wicked person will die for his iniquity, but I will hold you accountable for his death. But as for you, if you warn the wicked and he does not turn from his wicked deed and from his wicked lifestyle, he will die for his iniquity but you will have saved your own life.” –Ezekiel 3:17-19
Is scripture here concerned with physical death or with the spiritual state at the time of a person’s physical death? The state of one’s spirit is more important eternally than the state of one’s physical body.
How will you die? Your family? Your friends? Difficult…