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Ecc 8:6-8 Because for every matter there is a time and judgment, Though the misery of man increases greatly. 7 For he does not know what will happen; So who can tell him when it will occur? 8 No one has power over the spirit to retain the spirit, And no one has power in the day of death. There is no release from that war, And wickedness will not deliver those who are given to it.

Many fear death today. It is because, the time of death no man can find out. It is like a fish gets trapped in the net or a bird caught in the snare. Even in the case of terminal illness the doctors can only give times in years, moths, weeks or days and no man can say at this time death will happen. It happens suddenly most of the times and people get off guard with it. Why many afraid of death? They fear because while living, they did not do what they suppose to do according to the time that is given to them. Without understanding the times and seasons they wasted the opportunity that was given to them by the One who has authority over their soul and body. Our Lord said do not be afraid of those who can kill the body only but fear God who is able to destroy the body and soul in hell (Mat 10:28). If they understood their times and season and did what was required by the Creator, then they would not have fear of death. So what is required by the Creator to escape from this fear? Contd…