If you must cheat at all, then cheat death, not people.
If you must lie, then lie down to sleep, but don’t lie to humans.
If you need to beg, then beg God for forgiveness, don’t beg men for money. And even if you must boast, boast only of God’s love for you!
Someone asked me ‘pastor, is it possible to cheat death?’. It has happened to me, not once, not twice, not thrice. God is in the habit of cheating death.
Christ cheated death for all of us. And God cheated death for Hezekiah’s sake in 2 Kings 20:6