Friday, September 11, 2015

COMFORT IN DEATH


First realize that this Scripture passage is taken out of context.
As it is said, a Scripture taken out of context is a pretext.

This then raises the question who is "good"?
Good according to God, or something that
a person has concocted in their own mind.

In this case it is someone who has been walking and
living with and for God.  And in todays time setting,
that would be someone who has been born of the
Spirit of God.  That is, born again and living with
and for God.

If that describes you,
then this Scripture is for you when  that day comes.

"Good people die, and no
one understands or even
cares.  But when they die, no
calamity can hurt them.  Those
who live good lives find peace and
rest in death."
(Isaiah 57:1,2 GNT)


"Death has nothing terrible which life
has not made so.  A faithful Christian
life in this world is the best preparation
for the next."
- Tryon Edwards

1 comment:

Sassy Granny ... said...

Amen! I have often been comforted myself in knowing, with certainty, that the best God has for us is not here; not in this life. We can grieve our losses with hope & joy. "Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him." 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14