“Better to go to the house of
Than to go to the house of feasting.
For that is the end of all men.” Ecclesiastes 7:2. New King James Version (NKJV)
Late former Governor of oyo state in Nigeria, Isiak Abiola Ajumobi went in the way of all flesh on June 25, 2020. His death could not be said to be sudden because he set the minds of everyone, friends and foes on the possibility of his passing on. How? He was hospitalised for (a few) days and went to a coma for some days before he finally gave up the ghost.
According to reports, his death was as a result of “multiple organ failure caused by complications from COVID 19.”
As soon as he passed on, comments began to fly everywhere.
Positive comments on him were in various forms and on different platforms and media. So it is with negative comments.
Positive comments highlighted his different virtues that could be emulated because they could assist anyone to achieve greatness in life. Not only this, certain comments are in respect of his religious activities and commitments. Some are interested on the good works or legacy he left behind, most especially those he was able to attain as a public officer, ditto as a Governor.
Certain comments came up on the list of his record breaking as
” the first”. Two of this is that he was the first Governor of Oyo State to be elected twice to run the state for good eight years, that is two terms of four years each. That is public. In his family, according to the late Governor himself, he was the first person to attain the age of seventy years (70 years) before he left this earth.
Negative comments came up on his real or perceived vices or weakness. These comments went ahead to attack his personal principles and policies that have helped him to gain greatness. He was a human being, many of the comments may be true or mischievous.
It is even funny that certain comments appreciated him on one hand while they condemn him with the other.
Good, bad or ugly, one truth is that Abiola Ajumobi has come, seen and conquered. He has departed to meet his Maker, God, to give account of his stewardship. He is now ALONE to do this.
Now To The Vital Questions.
This time is good for everyone. Why? Like the verse quoted at the start of this piece, it is better to visit a place of mourning than that of feasting. This is so because everyone will go in the way of all flesh.
Question one: Have you taken the time to ask yourself, whatever your comment on late Ajimobi, “Am I prepared for my own time of death?” Do you know that there are people who live this life as if they will be here for ever? What will you say of a man who lives in the market without having a house to go? Life is a market, everybody must leave it one day. How prepared are you for that notable day?
“To everything there is a reason,
A time for every purpose under heaven :
A time to be born,
And a time to die.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 (NKJV)
Are you preparing daily to meet your Lord?
Questions two : What will people remember me for? What will they say about me after my departure? What will be their comments? Think on this!
Question three : What account will I give to my Creator when I am alone, face to face with Him? How often do you remember Him in your thoughts certain people are “The wicked in his proud countenance
does not seek God;
God is in none of his thoughts.” Psalm 10:4.
Beloved reader, think of the last days of your life. Plan the end of you life. Work for the right account you will give to your Maker when you depart this sinful world. Please begin today, because,
” It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgement,
so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many.
To those who eagerly wait for Him. He will appear a second time,
apart from sin, for salvation.” Hebrew 9:27-28.
Stay blessed and prepared for the coming of the Lord.
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