Death

David Gives 8 Reasons to Bless God - Psalms 16:1 – 16:11 (commentary)

There is debate as to whether David is asking for deliverance from death or deliverance out of death  by the resurrection. There is certainly much more to be understood as David gives eight reasons to bless God as he faces death:God is my protector - “Preserve me&rdquo …

Death to Sin, Alive to God - Romans 6:1 – 6:11 (commentary)

Some people must have thought that since God’s grace (favor and mercy) increases “all the more” when sin abounds, then believers ought to sin more so they could experience more grace (v. 1). Paul explains how such a thought should never be entertained (v. 2). Instead Ch …

News of Lazarus’ Death - John 11:1 – 11:6 (commentary)

Jesus Predicts His Death - John 12:27 – 12:36 (commentary)

Jesus explains how he came into this world to suffer and to die for the sins of this world (vv. 27-33). The people heard but did not understand what He was teaching. The Jews were puzzled that He was talking about death. They were sure that their Messiah would not die (v. 34). …

The Death of The First Born - Exodus 11:1 – 11:10 (commentary)

In this chapter we find the announcement of the tenth and final plague of the first born dying (v. 1). Moses probably had no definite idea of how many plagues there would be. God’s patience had run out and His final judgment, death to the first born, was His final plague. For yea …

Angels from the Euphrates - Revelation 9:13 – 9:21 (commentary)

6. The sixth trumpet is sounded and four angels (clearly demons) who are bound by the Euphrates River are released and they kill a third of the world’s population (vv. 13-15). Already the fourth seal resulted in a fourth of the earth’s people being killed and now another third of …

The Death of Jesus on The Cross - Matthew 27:45 – 27:56 (commentary)

Mark indicates that the crucifixion began around nine o’clock in the morning (Mark 15:25 “third hour”). From then until noon Jesus repeatedly prayed “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Lk. 24:34). He spoke to the repentant thief …

Precious to The Lord is The Death of His Saints - Psalms 116:12 – 116:19 (commentary)

This psalm is recorded as one of the most personal of all the psalms of thanksgiving. The personal pronoun “I” occurred several times. It is also composed in three distinct parts: (1) It is a declaration of praise (vv. 1-2). (2) The psalmist recalls his troubles and h …

Jesus Made Perfect Through Suffering - Hebrews 2:10 – 2:18 (commentary)

Jesus did not come into this world to gain status or political power, but to suffer and die so that we could have eternal life. Through the Lord’s suffering God made Him fit to bring man unto salvation (v. 10). Because we have the same Father, Jesus is not ashamed to call us brot …

Christ’s Death is Necessary - Hebrews 9:16 – 9:22 (commentary)

Wills are of no value to the beneficiaries until the death of the will maker. That is what the writer argues in this passage. Without a death it is impossible to receive the benefits of the covenant God makes. The cross is God’s way of saying there is nothing in us worth saving …

The Report of Saul’s Death - II Samuel 1:1 – 1:16 (commentary)

When Saul died David and his men were still living in Ziklag where he had been hiding from Saul (v. 1). This was a dark day in the history of Israel. War and defeat had come to these people because they were out of the will of God. Three days after Saul’s death an Amalikite arriv …

A Widows Son is Raised - Luke 7:11 – 7:17 (commentary)

Soon after the miraculous healing of the Centurion’s servant, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. It is thought that this took place in the mid to late part of the first year of Jesus’ public ministry. As he approached the to …

Jarius’s Daughter is Healed - Luke 8:40 – 8:56 (commentary)

When Jesus returned to Capernaum a great crowd gathered around Him (v. 40). Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue meets Christ with an urgent request. He had a young daughter, twelve years of age, who was critically ill and about to die (vv. 41-42). Before Jesus got away from the …

Jesus Dies on the Cross - Luke 23:44 – 23:49 (commentary)

The previous Bible passage showed three crosses at Calvary: One man died IN sin, one man died TO sin and one died FOR sin. Please note four things that happened in this passage (vv. 44-48). Darkness came over the whole land (v. 44). These three hours of darkness were …

Job Speaks to God About Death - Job 14:1 – 14:15 (commentary)

In this passage Job turns from confidence that he could win his court case against God to a complaint about life’s futility and death’s certainty. He says that life is brief and full of trouble (v. 1). There is nothing any truer than that; trouble is the common denomina …

Job Asks if Humans Will Live Again - Job 14:16 – 14:22 (commentary)

Job complains that God has numbered every wrong step and taken note of every sinful act (v. 16). These He had “sealed up,” as though they were treasures (v. 17). If the mountains could be destroyed, how could frail man expect to escape (v. 18)? Just as water wea …

Jehu Kills Joram And Ahaziah - II Kings 9:14 – 9:37 (commentary)

Elisha faded into obscurity following the anointing of Jehu as Israel’s new monarch. During the eighty-eight year reign of Jehu’s family, the affairs of Israel were directed by five kings. Joram was wounded in battle at Ramoth-Gilead and left Jehu and the captains in …

Sarah’s Death - Genesis 23:1 – 23:20 (commentary)

This chapter records the funeral of one of the most remarkable and most loved women in the Bible. It reveals Abraham’s grief, Sarah’s grave and Ephron’s gift. Sarah is the only woman in the Bible whose age at death is recorded. She was 127 years old when s …

Jacob Prepares to Die - Genesis 49:28 – 49:33 (commentary)

In this passage the writer sums up Jacobs words to his sons. They express the theme and blessing that is being passed along through the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The focus of Jacob’s words has been the promise that when the one comes to whom the kingship truly belon …

The Death of King Saul - I Chronicles 10:1 – 10:14 (commentary)

With the beginning of this chapter the author goes back to the beginning of Israel’s kingdom period. It is devoted to the death of Saul and the destruction of his sons at the hands of the Philistines. This narrative of the Philistine conquest of Israel at Mount Gilboa (l C …

The Death of Nadab And Abihu - Leviticus 10:1 – 10:20 (commentary)

Nadab and Abihu, two of Aaron’s sons disobeyed the Lord by burning incense on a fire pan (v. 1). Suddenly the Lord burned them to death(v. 2). Then Moses told Aaron that this was exactly what the Lord had meant when he said: “I demand respect from my priests (v. 3).” A …

Amaziah Ruled as King For 29 years - II Chronicles 25:1 – 25:28 (commentary)

Amaziah was 25 years old when he became king and ruled for 29 years from Jerusalem (v. 1). He obeyed the Lord by doing right but refused to be completely faithful (v. 2).He did as the Lord had commanded when he killed the officers who murdered his father but not the children of t …

Josiah Dies in Battle - II Chronicles 35:20 – 35:27 (commentary)

King Neco led his Army from Egypt to Carchemish on the Euphrates River and Josiah met his troops there (v. 20). Neco sent a message to Josiah that he was not attacking him but that God had told him to quickly attack my enemy (v. 21). He said that God is on my side, so if you try …