Birth Versus Death

In James 1:13-15, we read about temptation and how it leads to sin, which leads to death. Our evil desires cause us to give in to temptation and we sin. Sin is what leads to spiritual death and separation from God. But God gives life. James wrote:

He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. – James 1:18 (NIV)

It is through God’s word of truth that we can have a new birth and a new life. No longer are we subject to death. We will all die a physical death, but spiritual death is not our reality. Instead, God chooses to save us by His grace through faith in Jesus. Instead of being afraid of death, we look forward to eternal life. Remember that you have been made new and are destined for eternal life. Praise be to God for this wonderful new birth!

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