Pastor Tim Romero
1 minute reading time (258 words)
Hosea 13:14 (ESV): "14 I shall ransom them from the power of Sheol; I shall redeem them from Death. O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion is hidden from my eyes."
God has power over all things including the grave. He "shall" ransom and redeem all who put their faith in His Son from death and the grave. You're in great hands, so fear not!
God is faithful to give us the big picture always. We know the end from the beginning because it is written. It is meant to bring us assurance and comfort in the here and now. Here we find God prophesying about Jesus who would rescue sinners from the clutches of sin and death. He has paid the ransom to redeem all who put their faith in Him. The grave has no hope against the might and power of Christ.
Rejoice and be glad Christian for public enemy number one has been defeated. Death has no claim on you. Jesus has overcome on your behalf. If Jesus is your Lord, when you breathe your last breath, you will transition through the grave into His presence to live with Him for all of eternity. Amen and amen!
Father, what a glorious truth we have to rest in that the sting of death is gone for Jesus took it on our behalf. May we never doubt the death and resurrection of Your Son. Keep us focused and fearless we pray in Jesus' name, amen.