In nearly every book of the Bible, there are references to death. It is almost always linked to wickedness or evildoers. The righteous are promised that they will overcome death in the final judgment. To those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, many verses about death also contain words of comfort and victory. In the same way, death and life are contrasted and compared as choices.
When compared to the promises of eternal life promised to believers, death seems much less threatening. Although the loved ones and family members grieve, there is also a sense of victory over death that is the hope for the future. Regardless of whether the death is of a parent, spouse, friend, sibling or child, the Bible provides verses of hope and comfort.
Death is described as a sleep, as well as a time when there is release from the cares and woes of this world. There is much to be said for the comfort that Bible verses offer when a loved one has passed on. Much comfort can be gained to the grieving person when he is pointed toward the hope that also is inherent in Scriptures speaking of death.
When offering comfort to a grieving person, many times a specific Bible verse expresses the sentiments in a way that our human understanding can only attempt. The Scriptures indicate that God is saddened when we are sad, so it is understandable that for each human experience, He also offers comfort and hope.
PRAYER: I AM DEFINED BY TRUTH
Dear God, let me be defined by your truth so I know how to walk this life. In Jesus name. Amen.