The Mortal Nature of Man by Prof. Sabitu Olagoke
The design of God on the creation of all living things is that of the gestation period, the period of childhood, the prime age of marriage and career, as well as that of the period of ultimate weakness, when the two legs may become feeble to need another support aided by the hands.
In the period of discipline, integrity, when neighbors matter to everybody usually manifested through sincere caring and sharing, driving our social interactions, the environment was conducive for man to enjoy the longevity of age assisted by a high index of wellness.
However, today, the environment is fraught with fraud with an attendant increase in the number of predators that daily threaten human existence due to our sins and rot that dare all senses of regulation and control. Transfer Money with Wise
It is, therefore, appropriate, this time around to ponder well on the signs of the evening times.
The Holy Quran 22:1-3 refers, ''O mankind fear your Lord for the convulsion of the hour of judgment will be a thing terrible.
The Day ye shall see it, every mother giving suck shall forget her suckling baby, and every pregnant female shall drop her load unformed(miscarriage): Thous shalt see mankind as in a drunken riot yet not drunk. : but dreadful will be the Chastisement of Allah and yet among men, there are such as dispute about Allah, without knowledge, and follow every Satan obstinate in rebellion! (misleading them).''
Is this not the basis of why we have many people dying at unripe ages?
Suffice it now to say that we serve God to receive His light to be able to have immunity against all forms of predators. For every man's successful voyage in life, obstacles must be overcome through the grace of an ever-enduring divine power otherwise predators may terminate the blossoming life with the deadly blow that goes beyond mere thunderstrike.
It is, therefore, imperative that we bear in mind that everybody is bound to taste death as its ultimate end on earth.
Moreso, when nobody knows the second and the hour when the eyes will close without opening again.
Remember that every eye with the milk of kindness and passion does shed tears when their loved ones die.
This is why they warn us that where a blossoming tree falls, a dried one may still stand on its feet implying that every one of us must always prepare as mortals for any eventuality.
Ecclesiastes 12:6-8,'' 6Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel is broken at the cistern.
7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
8Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.''
In the same vein, the Holy Quran 30: 55-57 refers, '' On the day that the hour of reckoning would be established, the transgressors will swear that they tarried not but an hour: thus were they used to be deluded!
But those endowed with knowledge and faith will say: indeed he did tarry within Allah decree to the day of resurrection, and this is the day of resurrection: but ye -ye did not know!
So on that Day, no excuse of theirs will avail the transgressors, nor will they be allowed to make amends.''
All successful Holy Prophets in the Scriptures humble themselves to fear God by been Scripture compliant without been unnecessarily rhetorical.
They believe in the last day and walk the talk of self-esteem, good work ethics, and interpersonal relationship.
Above all, they offered just worship devoid of unbelief and hypocrisy. Let us from today, follow their good examples, while alive.