Wisdom 2: 23
God formed man to be imperishable;the image of his own nature he made them.But by the envy of the Devil, death entered the world,and they who are in his possession experience it.But the souls of the just are in the hand of God,and no torment shall touch them.
When God created man, He desired that man would always be happy and live together with Him in paradise. But, that did not happen because man was tempted by the enemy. Death entered the world at that time and man will always die because of the enemy’s influence.
Still, even though we went against God, He is still there for us. He will take care of the just souls and the enemy will not be able to touch them. God, in his infinite mercy and compassion, still watches over us. He could have just said ” Man disobeyed me so they are on their own” but He doesn’t. God is there for us.
Man is flawed – we couldn’t even do the one thing God asked us to – leave the fruit of that one tree alone. With our free will that God gave us, we make many bad decisions as humans. Yet, God is still there for us and with us. He is benevolent and loving. Humans are flawed yet loved unconditionally by our loving Creator.
We can’t turn back the clock – humans will always have an earthly death because of evil. But, our life does not have to end – we will have eternal life in Christ if we just have that faith in Him. In this way, we can be imperishable – we can live forever in the Glory of God.