In God’s Hands

“And Moses the servant of the Lord died there in Moab, as the Lord had said. He [the Lord] buried him in Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, but to this day no one knows where his grave is. Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.”  – Deuteronomy 34:4-7


Wow! When Moses came to the end of his life the Scripture states that “his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.” This informs me that it was his appointed time to die. He did not die due to illness or even old age. His body and mind were still strong. It was just his God-appointed time.

What is the lesson in this for us? When a man walks with God, his very life is in God’s hands. Nothing can happen to him outside of God’s will, not even death. His life is on the providential path that God has planned for him. What peace there is in knowing this.

Moreover, when a man dies in the Lord, the Bible declares that he is blessed. Revelation 14:13 says, “Then I heard a voice from heaven say, ‘Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.’”

Believers need not fear death. Death will be a blessing in that they will be ushered into Paradise to enter a time of eternal rest. No more pain. No more darkness. No more death! Are you ready? Are you in Christ? Then rejoice, because one day, you’ll be truly blessed as you enter His rest forever!