Man is on the pathway of death. The fall of the first ancestor of the mankind brought man to the way of death. Since that time, the entire human race has been on the pathway of death. as soon as a man is born, he is on the way of death. Hence, man’s life, from beginning to end, is on the pathway of death.
Death means: to depart from God, turn your back on God, be inclined to sin and evildoing and yet have no feeling. Even if there is some feeling, it will be too feeble to stop you from what you are doing. This is the meaning of death, and these are also the conditions of death.
“There is a death waiting for everyone who is walking on the pathway of death, and this death will be a final verdict, forever.”
The call of God’s love. Although man is not thinking about God, God is thinking of man. Man forgets God, but God remembers man. God’s love causes Him to call those who are walking on the pathway of death. You have totally forgotten about God, but today He is calling you: “Turn, turn; why will you die?”. When you are in darkness, doing evil things, dancing, playing cards, or even trying to commit suicide, He will be calling you again and again: “Turn, turn; why will you die?”
This calling will continue throughout your lifetime, until you receive Him. Maybe at that time you are about to die, He will be still calling you: “Turn, turn; why will you die?”
2 Peter 3:9
“The Lord does not delay regarding the promise, as some count delay, but is long suffering toward you, not intending that any perish but that fall advance to repentance.”
Take note: It is easier for those who are hearing the gospel for the first time to be saved.