Need we fear death?


There is much more in the Bible than I include here, but we can answer the question, “Do we need to fear death?”

No matter what one believes about death, we are all curious about it. The birth of life creates emotions of wonder, excitement, instant love, etc. But the end of life stirs up entirely different emotions. Those who are gravely ill may resolve their fear of dying and be at peace, but it is still a subject that we don’t bring up in polite company. If you were brave enough to do so, the temperature in the room would instantly change ~ there would be a chill in the air and silence would follow until someone would be brave enough to “break the ice”.

I welcome your feedback, friends. Like I said, this is a weighty subject so the best way I know to approach it is to turn to God’s Word. I will share some scriptures that are special to me. You may have others to add.

Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness. Isaiah 51:10-12

Your sun shall no more go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself, for the Lord shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended. Isaiah 60:19-21

I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.      Romans 8:38-39

He will swallow up death [in victory; He will abolish death forever]. And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces; and the reproach of His people He will take away from off all the earth; for the Lord has spoken it. Isaiah 25:8

It is true that we share the same Father with Jesus. And it is true that we share the same kind of flesh and blood because Jesus became a man like us. He died as we must die. Through His death He destroyed the power of the devil who has the power of death. Jesus did this to make us free from the fear of death. We no longer need to be chained to this fear.  Hebrews 2:14-15 







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