Death is not a popular subject and many people don’t want to even think about death because of the fear and heartache it brings. But the Bible says many things that can help us face the certainty of death.
King David was close to death many times because of his enemies and on one occasion David said, “there is but a step between me and death.” But this same David also said in Psa. 23:4, “though I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil.”
In the New Testament, Paul said that to die would be a gain for him. He also said that someday death will be destroyed.
Many times we may be just one step from death and not even know like David did. But we can know for sure that whenever death does come, we can go to heaven, for the Bible says in 1 John 5:13, “you can know you have eternal life.” We can be like David and not be afraid to pass thru the shadow of death by trusting Jesus Christ to forgive our sins and guarantee our place in heaven.