Genesis 25:1-18

Unless Jesus comes back soon, we will all die. Most people don’t want to think about death, but failing to at least remember death keeps us from thinking about how we should live now. We will face the judgment of God and our names will face some judgement of history. (See Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:12 and Revelation 14:13.) When Abraham died, he died, “in a good old age, an old man and full of years”. One translation says he “died … satisfied with life”. While we cannot control when we will die, we have some control over how we live, and whether our life is full and satisfying or not. Our death is certain, but a satisfied life is not. That is why we need to live intentionally. Our passage today highlights three aspects of a full and satisfying life.