When we hear of the death sentence, we tend to think it refers to a criminal, probably a murderer, who is sentenced in court by a judge. Clearly such people are not alone in being issued the death sentence!
Another type of death sentence is commonly issued by medical doctors. It is a death sentence for sick people. Perhaps it suddenly comes after a surgery, an MRI or a routine blood test, but being diagnosed with a terminal illness can come unexpectedly with no warning. Dying is in accord with the way God has set up the system and designed our earthly tents (our physical bodies) to deteriorate and fail over time:
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment (Heb 9:27)
Dear reader, your vitals signs might be good now, but you have been issued a death sentence by God. There is no escaping it. Scientific advancements to achieve immortality will NEVER occur. It is just a matter of time before you die, regardless who you are! The truth is, even the best medical doctors, surgeons, nurses, hospital staff, naturopaths, health enthusiasts, athletes, etc. all die too! Surely no man can’t permanently prevent your death. You might have already outlived many such people!
Live In Light of Your Death Sentence
Because you have been issued the death sentence by God, live in light of that death sentence. Like everyone before you, you will leave everything behind and enter eternity. Most people will enter eternity spiritually unprepared, so don’t be like them. Find peace with God and live holy. Make your uncertain, short life count for God while you still can. Be like the wise man and not the foolish man in Jesus’ teaching (Mt. 7:24-27).