In Genesis 3:19, the Bible says “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground since from it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust, you will return.” We understand that we are all headed to one end, but why do we fear? Why are we so obsessed with immortality? Many people seek it, and most of us fear death. Why are we afraid of something we already know is coming?
People fear the unknown, and because no one has ever died and come back to tell what it’s like, nobody wants to die. However, is it death we really fear or the pain and uncertainty of the afterlife? What does the Bible say about it?
5 Bible Verses About Death:
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will be with the Lord forever.”
This verse tells us about what it will be in the end. Those who died and lived in Christ will one day be gathered to be with God.
“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
This verse tells us that our faith in Christ will grant us eternal life, that our body may die, but we will forever live.
“Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
This verse reminds us that there is nothing more important than to protect our soul from the one who can destroy it in hell. Our body may suffer, but it will all end once the body dies. However, if we live without Christ in our lives, our soul will suffer an eternity of pain.
“For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”
This verse teaches us that there is no sense in living for worldly desires. In this life, we tend to want what is not essential. We want wealth, fame, and power. Greed grows inside all of us, but if we let it die and live for the Lord, then we will have eternal life.
“Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.”
There are many non-believers today, maybe because they need more than the scriptures in the Bible. “To see is to believe,” they say. However, the Lord has never broken a promise, and so all that the Bible tells us shall be. We should remain faithful even if we don’t see because the essential things in life are unseen.
The Bible wants us not to fear death because the Lord declared what’s waiting if we live in Christ. Even so, people fear it because they are afraid to be alone, leaving the people they love behind. What’s going to happen to them? Maybe, in the end, it is the fear of being alone because death is one place we can never be with anyone else.