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The End of Every Man

"It is better to go to a house of mourning
Than to go to a house of feasting,
Because that is the end of every man,
And the living takes it to heart."[1]

In 2013 there were 7.125 billion people in the world. The average life expectancy worldwide is 70.78 years. I took those figures and did a little math. 7.125 billion people divided by 70.78 years divided by 365 days in a year means that 275,792 people die on average every day. Let that figure sink in for just a moment. That is equivalent to the entire population of Corpus Christi, TX, dying every day. Maybe you have never heard of Corpus Christi, TX. Then let us look at the largest city in Texas. It is equivalent to the entire population of Houston, TX, dying over a 2 week period of time. Maybe you are not from Texas, so let us look at the largest city in the United states. It is equivalent to the entire population of New York City dying during a 2-month period of time. For more clarity let us look at the largest city in the world. Shanghai China has a population of 24,256,800 people. The world wide death rate is equivalent to the entire population of the largest city in the world dying during a 3 month period of time.[2]
Jesus lived a righteous life, He never sinned, and therefore lived a life pleasing to God. He promised eternal life to everyone who believes in Him (He is the Christ, the Son of God); then He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again; presenting Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs.[3] Jesus demonstrated by His life that He is trustworthy and He demonstrated by His resurrection that He is able. Therefore, the only logical thing for us to do is repent and put our trust in Jesus.


[1] Ecclesiastes 7:2.
[2] World Bank and U. S. Census Bureau.
[3] cf. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.