We begin life in the womb of our mothers from the moment of conception. It is from this small embryo which forms into a living and breathing human being. Once we are born we begin life as a baby unable to talk, walk, or even care of ourselves. We remain an infant for a very short time. Soon we are toddlers capable of speech and able to crawl and eventually walk . As we continue to learn and grow, we are soon off to school to obtain an education. During elementary and secondary education our bodies make vast changes. We go through puberty and adolescence quickly growing into an adult capable of making decisions for ourselves. We begin unable to read and write, and by the time we finish we are filled with new found knowledge, capable of determining what we want out of life. Some go into the workforce. Some go to college to build a career. In this space of time, most form relationships which leads to marriage and children.
Once we become twenty-one, we don’t physically age until we reach thirty-five Once we reach this age, we begin to age again. Slowly, we begin to age into middle age. We start to slow down at an alarming rate. Usually, around age of 40, most athletes retire because they are unable to compete with younger opponents. Most everyone else at this age start planning for retirement knowing that their best years are behind them. Once we reach 60, our muscle mass begins to shrink, we shrink in height, and we find it hard to lose weight. Soon we will be retiring and whatever we have saved back is beginning to be used for medical treatments. Our body starts feeling aches and pains due to old age. If we have made some bad choices like smoking and drinking, it is at this age we begin to pay for those bad decisions with ill health. Most men are dead by the age of 75 and most women will die at the age of 81. Their are exceptions to these ages, but most at these ages have made the final change. We call it death, but actually, our soul never dies. It changes.
Yes, it is appointed unto all men once to die, but this is only our physical life. What happens to us is actually described in 1 Corinthians chapter 15. Paul describing the end of times tells us that those who are still alive will be changed from mortal to immortality. What we call death is the exact same change.
Once we change into an immortal body,we are judged by God. Heb 9:27 It is at this moment we will be allotted our future home forever and ever. “We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” “2 Cor 5:10 “In the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.” Rom 2:16 It is at this moment we discover that everything we did and had in life is worthless. All that matters is if we have or have not obeyed the gospel of Christ and remained faithful to the doctrine of Christ. 2 Jn 9 If we have fallen short, we shall be cast into the lake of fire which burns with fire and brimstone. 2 Thess 1:7-9 f; Rev 20:15
Yes, life is filled with constant changes. However, our final change is death itself. If we die with Christ by being buried with him by baptism, then death has no power over us. Rom 6:3,4 f; Col 2:12 Therefore, the only change that is important is our voluntary change from sin to righteousness. Let us therefore choose to obey God rather than man. Acts 5:29