GOOD PEOPLE DIE – Mon, Aug 05, 2019


Isaiah 57:1-2 KJV

The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

[2] He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

One of the questions that baffle a lot of people, Christians alike, is why some good people die the way they do. I remember when we heard Dr. Myles Munroe had died in a plane crash, when we heard Rev. Eastwood Anaba’s daughters had died in a car crash, we were really crashed too.

At a recent funeral of a school colleague’s wife I attended, the reverend minister spoke of the unwavering faith of the deceased, how she checked on the welfare of others even in her sick bed and ensured her friends kept to the faith.
It hurts to hear and see ‘good’ people die.

Isaiah makes a good revelation to help us understand the phenomenon better: Perhaps, “God is taking them away from an evil yet to come.” “He ushers them into His eternal rest in peace.”

The death of a loved one is a bitter pill to swallow, but when we take the whole panoramic view of seeing it as transition to a better place and rest from our labour and toil on earth, we are appeased to an extent, and strive to live righteously.
I pray your transition will be to the better place.

Have a blessed day.
#CarllyDevotionals #1ChapterADay #OCP

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