Today as I read Jeremiah 26, I ran across the story of two more preachers. One is Urijah the other is Jeremiah. Both were faithful to God in giving their message, but the first one was slaughtered and the second was providentially protected.
God knows what He does and why.
I have many good preacher friends, men who love or have loved the Lord and His ministry. Some have died young of cancer or accidents while others have enjoyed many more years of life and service.
So I ask myself why some of my friends have died while I've been so blessed with ministry for almost 30 years now.
The answer is “I don't know. But God does.”
And furthermore, I am very sure that none of my deceased friends would trade places with me if the Lord gave them that choice. We simply cannot comprehend, from our perspective, what it is like to enter His presence, early, late, or whenever. AB
Jer 26:20-24; Acts 12:1-2, 7; Phil 1:2