“I assure you if we die it will be our time.”
Sinful conduct can actually shorten the lives of believers. The Bible speaks of certain people dying prematurely because of some sin in their life. Scripture speaks of a sin unto death.”
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short (Proverbs 10:27).
Honor your father and mother – this is the first commandment with a promise: “so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:2,3)
Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD; he did not keep the word of the LORD and even consulted a medium for guidance, and did not inquire of the LORD. So the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse (1 Chronicles 10:13,14).
“Although the Bible says that life and death are ultimately in the hands of God, our behavior can affect the length of our lives here on earth.”
“Many a bold soldier subscribed to such a belief, as I believe did McCarthur and Stonewall Jackson. “When it’s my time, it will be my time, til then, I can do anything” such a mindset is first cousin to reckless abandonment and next door neighbor to stupidity.” “You are NOT ten feet tall and bullet proof” (Marine War College instructor).
Calvinists are of a similar mindset. I personally believe I cant go to hell, but If I take the notion to live like hell, the Lord will shorten my wait to see him and may even give me a taste of the whip “his portion with the hypocrites” to boot when I get there. (Luke 12:47:48).
Copyright 2022 James Dixon.