At first glance, this verse may not make a lot of sense. Most of us would choose to go to a party than a funeral. Funerals are generally not a fun place to be. It is especially true if it is for someone who is very close to your heart.
Yet, when we think about it, we would have to admit that the value of a funeral to our souls far outweighs any good times we may have at parties. At funerals we are faced with the reality of our mortality. No matter how much we don’t want to think about it, we are all going to die someday. When we die, there is no coming back and doing life over. We don’t get a second chance to get it right. We don’t get another chance to get ready to face God. We are vividly reminded of the fact that there are no guarantees as to how long we shall live. Death is but a breath away for us.
Wisdom tells us to think about these things. We still have hope as long as we have breath. The Lord has given us all the information and time we need to be ready to die. He waits patiently for us to take advantage of our opportunities, but when it is our time to die, there is no more patience. The Lord has determined how long we shall live and wise is he who understands this and doesn’t wait until it is too late.
If you were to die today, would you be ready to face God?