Read: Acts 16:24-34
Life is God’s gift. No one has the right to destroy it. If you are going through difficulties or hardships, taking your life is not an answer. In today’s scripture we read that Philippian jailer drew his sword and was about to kill himself (Acts 16:27). As the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep, seeing the prison doors open, he panicked, fearing all the prisoners had fled. Apostle’s Paul’s timely intervention not only saved the jailer’s life but also brought him and his wide family into salvation in Christ.
Paul the apostle writes to the persecuted Corinthian believers, “who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God (2 Corinthians 1:4). Judas Iscariot committed suicide after betraying Jesus Christ. Had he asked forgiveness and had a repentant heart, it would have prevented him from taking his own life. History continues to mark Judas as a traitor.
God has saved you and me with a purpose to bring unsaved souls to salvation in Christ. Let us not forget that it is a word spoken in the compassion of Christ and not long lecturers, that can save somebody from physical and spiritual destruction. Jesus is the way, the truth and life (John 14:6). He who believes in Jesus has everlasting life; and he who does not believe Jesus shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him (John 3:36). If your soul is burdened, “Cast your burdens unto Jesus, He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). You are very precious to Him.