“O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”
August 7, 2022
I have no fear of death. You may say, “You’re lying.” I am not; God is my witness. I don’t look forward to the act of dying, but I have no fear of death, none.
There was a time when death laid his bony hands on the Lord Jesus Christ, drug Him into a dungeon, and put Him on a cold slab. Jesus was bound with the chains of death. One day passed. Two days passed. Three days passed. And death, that old monarch of terrors, laughed his hoarse laugh and clapped his bony hands saying, “I have Him.” But on the third day, Jesus broke those chains and rose. A look of fear came over the face of death himself. Jesus reached up, pulled death from his throne, and threw him to the dungeon floor. The crown rolled off death’s head. Jesus reached in and pulled the sting out of death, put his heel on the neck of death, put the crown on His head, and walked out of that tomb risen, living, and victorious as Savior. Because He lives, we live with Him. We no longer have to fear death. We have a Savior. Faith relies on the unbreakable promises of God. Faith recognizes the unshakeable power of God. And faith rests in the unmistakable peace of God.
Read 1 Corinthians 15 to be reminded how Jesus has defeated death.