These two words are connected to several thoughts. In a wedding ceremony they are part of the vows exchanged, as the conclusion states “until death do you part.”
We also find these words used by Jesus in speaking to the church at Smyrna, as He concluded “…be faithful until death and I will give you the crown of life.”
The idea behind the usage of these words indicates a level of dedication. There is an understanding of commitment deeply tied to this phrase.
I find it also significant to notice the reward stated by Jesus is only given to those who hold true to their dedication and commitment.
In several areas of life, even leadership, when difficulties arise, events change, distractions and interruptions occur, or someone fails to measure up to expectations, our culture looks to bail.
Consider the difference that could be made if we all honored our commitments.
Can you imagine the lives we could change by having hearts with such dedication?
There is much to be said for men and women who build on a foundation defined by these two words…until death!