A Devotional Though From The Psalms
What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah. Psalm 89:48
The poet of this song touches here on something none of us like to really think about - our own death. Who is the person who can stop this tragedy? Who can say “Not me! I will not die,” and then keep his word. After putting this question, the psalmist adds the word Selah, probably a musical chord or interlude which is intended to tell the reader, or singer, or pray-er of this Psalm to stop and think about what was just said.
Who can stop his own death? You? Are you exercising to get your BMI down? Are you changing your diet and eating only dark green veggies? Are you sleeping eight hours every night? Are you thinking beautiful thoughts 24 hours a day? Are you resolving in your mind not to die? Will any of these things keep you from dying? That’s a rhetorical question.
It is appointed unto men once to die but after this the judgment. Death can be defeated in you, but only by Jesus who met death and walked out of the grave alive. Do you want to beat death? Be in Christ by faith, and because he lives you too shall live.