After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters. So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years; and he died. (Genesis 5:4-5)
Many years before his death, Adam had been forewarned of this eventual outcome were he to eat of the forbidden tree. And though 930 years is an unbelievable time to exist, nevertheless, God’s word was true. Adam died in the “day” that he ate the deadly fruit, considering that a day with the LORD is as a thousand years. Most importantly we see that, including the one first created by God, all must pay the ultimate price for sin — death.
“For the wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23a)
There is no way around it; we are all destined to see our last day in this life. However, thanks unto the last Adam, the Messiah, that is not the end of the story because, as Paul concluded in the above verse:
“But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23b)
Therefore give thanks for the assurance we have in knowing that, in Christ, we have the promise of eternal life. Though we will, one day, pass from this life, we know that He will us raise up and, as Paul said:
“Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:54-55)
Blessings and Shalom,