We don’t have to look far to see that many people in the world are dealing with a variety of problems and are in need of solutions. No matter what problem you are facing — whether it is emotional, psychological or spiritual — Jesus Christ holds the solution that you need. As we walk together in this podcast, we will address a number of topics that exist in the world and present solutions from the Bible that will help you heal and live life more abundantly. Our aim in this podcast is: (1) to introduce you to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, the ultimate source of all healing; (2) to provide you with information that will help you to understand the problem; and (3) to help you by providing solutions to your problems.
Our passage from the Word of God today is Psalms 116:15. It reads, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”
Our quote for today is from C.S. Lewis. He said, “It is hard to have patience with people who say ‘There is no death’ or ‘Death doesn’t matter.’ There is death. And whatever it is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn’t matter.”
Our problem today is “The Problem of Death in Your Life” (part 6) from the book, “The Guide to Biblical Counseling” by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins.
Allow us to discuss some biblical insights on this topic:
2 Samuel 12:23 reads, “But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”
After the death of David and Bathsheba’s first son, David’s only consolation was that eventually he would “go to him.” While the child was alive, David had begged God to spare his life. When the child died, however, David was confident that the boy was with God and he would see him again.
Christian parents who have faced the devastation of the death of a young child can take hope in David’s faith that God will bring the little ones to Himself.
Psalm 116:15 reads, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”
It is sad when loved ones die, and it is natural to grieve. God says that the death of a believer is “precious in the sight of the Lord.” For believers, death is merely a gateway into their home in heaven where they ultimately belong.
1 Corinthians 15:20-22 reads, “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”
Jesus brought the promise of resurrection from the dead. He accomplished this by becoming human, dying, and then rising again. Someday in God’ new creation, death itself will be destroyed. 1 Corinthians 15:26 says, “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” We must always be ready to die, ready to stand before God, and ready to thank Him for all He has done in giving us salvation.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.
He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.
He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.