Psalm 116 contains one of the most frequently cited verses in the entire collection of psalms when it comes to Christian reflection on death: “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints” (v. 15). We find this verse often cited
For centuries, Christian martyrs have faced a basic question: Is faithfulness to God more precious than life? Martyrs have been told that their lives could be spared if they will but recant their faith. No doubt, in the pressure of the moment, many have found
Death comes to all of us: rich and poor. We need to continually remind ourselves that we were created to enjoy life now, but because of sin we can’t. Finding fulfilment in Christ is the source of joy in this life.
Having experimented with wisdom and hedonism, Solomon reviews his experience and concludes that wisdom is better than folly but, in the end, both the wise and the fool die, so it really makes no difference how one lives because of the ever-present reality of death.