Proverbs 14: King James Bible
Hope after Death – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter fourteen, Verse 32
32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Hope after Death
Are you afraid to die? Well you should be if you’re without Christ Jesus in your life. If you do have Christ Jesus, then you shouldn’t be fearful of anything, as death is simply the end of our race, and entrance into the rest of the Lord.
For many Christians, there is no fear of death, and moving on to the Father, it’s everything that might lead up to it. Suffering is off putting no matter who you are, and nobody looks forward to any form of suffering.
The latter half of the scripture above, can be viewed in a couple of ways. One could be, that the righteous has hope in his death (meaning any righteous person). But now, we can look at it a bit differently.
The righteous has hope in HIS death (meaning the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ Jesus the Lord). Now, the scripture does not have the “his” capitalized, so I’m having fun with it. However, it is no less true.
Anyone who has no hope in Christ Jesus, will not be found to be righteous, at least by Biblical definition. In fact, to leave the body for good without Christ, there is no hope at all from there forward.
Nobody has better reason to fear death, than those who won’t believe in the one who beat death in the first place. The one who took captivity captive, and tasted death for all mankind.
Which is another great perk that you don’t hear much about. Because Christ Jesus tasted death for all men, he has removed that from our journey. We who rely on Christ, will not taste death.
Related New Testament Scripture
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Thank you for everything that you have ever done for us, be it great or small, known and unknown to us. Thank you for the hope of glory, which is only possible through your Son, Christ Jesus. We thank you, and look forward to being forever in your presence. Help us to be obedient toward all that you’ve wanted and expected from us, and to remain inside your perfect will, until that day comes, and our race has been completed. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
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