by James Smith
("Food for the Soul" 1867)
"Now he is comforted!" Luke 16:25
Poor suffering Lazarus had little comfort on earth–but he has plenty in Heaven. The discomfort he suffered here–must make his comfort there tenfold more sweet!
More than 150,000 people die every day. That’s 4.5 million each month, a number that exceeds the population of Los Angeles. Add to that the number of dead throughout human history—it’s a staggering figure. Tragically, many of those people died without knowing Christ. What fate awaits them? Do they really Rest In Peace, or do they find a different reality beyond the grave?
Sadly, those who reject God and His way of salvation don’t find rest when they die. They enter into eternal hell where there’s no peace for the wicked. That’s a grim, terrible reality, and it’s what the Bible teaches.