The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
—1 Corinthians 15:26
A head cold or sinus infection is a short-term enemy; we face it, fight it, and beat it.
But fear of death is a lifelong enemy (Heb. 2:15). Death is the last foe left standing.
We want to go to heaven, but hate having to die to get there. We postpone the trip as long as possible; will spend our last dime to keep from boarding that bus.
Jesus scuffled with that horror. He wanted to return to heaven (Jn. 17:5). But his garden prayer divulged his dread of death: “Let this cup of suffering be taken away from me.”
But if it required his death to get you heaven, he would suffer it.
That’s what it required. And that’s what he suffered.
The check for your heavenly home
was not written with ink, but with blood.