His death is a good example of how we’re in the world one minute and the next minute, we’re in eternity.
Some people believe they’ll have 80 or 90 years. In fact, I’ve had doctors brag that, through their efforts, they can assure I’ll reach 90-years old. That is a fool’s bet.
The Psalmist wrote by the inspiration of God, “As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away,” (Psalm 90:10). Even if we attain to that kind of old age, even all those years are but a fleeting time that fails to provide us the quality of life we want, and then it is over.
Leo Deck was a very good, Christian man who raised his sons training them to love the gospel. His influence will live long and follow him (Revelation 14:13). His death demonstrates all to clearly “so teach us to number our days, that we may present to you a heart of wisdom,” (Psalm 90:12 NASU).