The rate of suicide seems to be on the rise these days. You often hear or read in the news that “this man killed himself” or “that woman killed herself”. Let’s call a spade a spade! Suicide is murder! This post is to tell you that if you ever consider or considering the thought of murdering yourself or killing yourself as it has been casually called, don’t do it. These are the reasons why.
First, some people commit suicide simply because someone they think they love disappointed them. In other words, they’re heartbroken. Being heartbroken is not enough reason to kill yourself, as long as you’re not kidney-broken or lungs-broken. If you end up killing yourself, the person you’re killing yourself for may not even know and would continue to live and enjoy life.
Some also commit suicide because they think life is too tough for them – the economy is bad and things are getting worse for them. Murdering yourself will not make the economy improve. Others also do it because of the conflict that they have with someone. Some would say that it’s because I’m alive that’s why this issue or that issue exists. Who told you that if you murder yourself, an issue ceases to exist immediately? Have you ever considered the number of people who would be affected by your departure?
From a biblical point of view, the most important reason why you mustn’t commit suicide is the fact that you’ll be destined for hell (I’m referring to the 2nd death or Lake of Fire as it’s been referred to in the Book of Revelations 20:14-15). You see, Jesus categorically told us that, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”, (John 16:33). As a Christian, you’re expected to trust Jesus, because there’s life after this one, which is everlasting. Salvation is all about trusting Jesus to the end.
Everyone goes through some form of tribulation and I must admit that I don’t know what you’re going through. If there was anyone who had the right to commit suicide, it was Job, but he didn’t do it. Job had everything and all of it was taken away from him. When all was taken away from Job, he “shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, and said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD”, (Job 1:20-21). Do you remember the story of Lazarus? He had a lot of tribulations – he had sores and had to depend on crumbs that fell from the rich man table (Luke 16:19-31). But he didn’t murder himself.
Of course, people would come and say nice things at your funeral. And some would even write good things about you on Social Media. The good things they say about you won’t change the fact that you’ll go to hell for murdering yourself.
To conclude, a man has the chance to repent from any sin, but how would you repent from suicide when you’re not alive in this world? There is no repentance in death and that’s a reason why you mustn’t commit suicide. Don’t do it whether you’re a Christian or not, because there’s no enough reason too murder yourself!