For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person; yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him. (2 Samuel 14:14)
I could spend a month of Sundays enjoying the riches of wisdom embedded in this Scripture; to find myself only beginning to explore its treasuries.
The Holy Spirit introduced myself to this Scripture some 32 years ago. I was preparing to write a letter to the great man of God, DGS Dhinakaran. His daughter had just been involved in an auto accident. As a result of this event, she went home to be with the Lord Jesus. He also had been injured in the same accident, along with his wife Stella. Unable to know what to write, I went into compassionate prayer for him and his family. Then like the sweet song sung every morning, as the day star arises to illuminate the earth, Jesus brought me to this Scripture. Let's take a look and see the mercies of it all.
First, Father God has devised a means for everyone to leave their earthly tabernacle and return to him. God describes existence here as being banished from our true habitation. This brings in the reality that we must all take this journey when he said, "neither doth God respect any person." Finally, Father God gives the description, "as water spilt on the ground." We can see it for a moment; then it disappears into the soil; to take life somewhere else. Perhaps in our drinking water, or the great oceans of the world or maybe a plant we most desire. Father God in his most merciful way has once again revealed his son Jesus Christ!
In the trading of our temporal life in this world for eternal life with him; we will have completed the cycle and the purpose for our created existence. Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder