Daily Devotional: Defeat death—secure your futureApril 20, 2019 Save Article
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:20-22
I was about to speak at a funeral. And as I wandered among the beautiful flower arrangements, the precious widow walked up and laid her hand on the sleeve of her beloved of more than 50 years. She patted him a couple of times, then turned and walked away. I thought to myself, “Is that it? Is that all there is to life?”
No. Death does not have dominion! Christ is risen! Those who have fallen asleep in Christ have not perished. There is a God who in the form of man, the Lord Jesus Christ, grappled with the iron bars of death and is victorious. Death does not have dominion because Christ arose. He took the gloom out of the grave. He has given us a hope that is steadfast and sure.
Do you know where you’re going when you die? Have your sins been forgiven? Are you sure Jesus Christ is in your heart? If so, bow your head and thank Him, for sin has been subdued, death has been defeated, and your future is secure. If not, ask him to take control of your life right now. He will save you today.