All Fall Down

Today’s reading is Acts 13: 36-52

rootedchristWe see here something interesting.  David was, in many ways, the pinnacle of the faith.  He was a man after God’s own heart.  He loved the Lord, followed the Lord, knew the Lord.  He wrote many of the Psalms, he led God’s people. What do we see here within this text, David died and experienced corruption.  In other words even David, even David, he died.  Even the holy David tasted death.  Only one tasted death and remains alive, ever more.  Jesus.  He broke the pain and sting of death.  Even David could not do that.

No human is perfect.  Even the best among us, they will fall. They will get it wrong, and yes, in time, they (and we) will die. We will all face corruption.  Our eternity is based upon our human efforts or abilities.  It is only through Jesus. That was Paul’s message.  Even David died. But Jesus did not.  And because of the work of Jesus, we don’t have to fear death.  Notice in the end of the text, in spite of the troubles they faced, there was rejoicing. Why?  Because they knew life.  So do we.  And with that life, we can rejoice today and always.

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