I hope my title to this article gets your attention. I read an article a while back in which a survey was taken and people were asked this very question. Interestingly, about 96 percent of people said that they did not want to know when they would die. Only 4 percent of the people said that they would like to know when they would die. I wonder; would I like to know the exact day and hour of my death? Would knowing cause me to live a better life? Would it cause me to become a more loving person? Would it help me to restore relationships that I may not choose to do otherwise? Or, would knowing when I would die cause me to wait for years before I decided to change my life, or correct wrong behavior? Or would it cause me to worry day in and day out counting the days before I died? Or would I continue to live the way I am living realizing that I have plenty of time before I need to change any behavior? What do you think? How do you think you would live if you could know the exact time of your death?
Well, we don’t know when we will die; at least not the exact time. But the truth of the matter is: we all are going to die one day, aren’t we? The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto man once to die ...” Life is short isn’t it? It just seems like yesterday that my oldest son was born. Now he is married and living on his own. Where does time go? The Bible says in James 4:14: “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”