DEATH: Is Sometimes a Deliverance for the Righteous

God can deliver the righteous

“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:”
–2 Peter 2:9

God knows how to deliver the righteous from their trials and temptations.

And He does it in a number of ways.

ONE of the ways God delivers the righteous is through a peaceful death. When someone popular dies, it is not unusual to hear of those in the world question: “IF there is a just God, why do babies have to die?”


“If God really is good, why do the good people have to die?”

“The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.” 
–Isaiah 57:1

God also takes the righteous in peaceful death for another reason: as a warning to the wicked who are left.

“When iniquity abounds in a nation, and the righteous become few, it is a sign that evil days are at hand.
–Family Bible notes

God declares that when the righteous die before he sends evil upon a nation (or the world), he is doing the righteous a benefit by saving them from that evil.

The Prophet complains of the general neglect of people, to consider the loss of good and useful men, as a presage of evil: when God in mercy taketh away such, it should be a warning to us to look for evil to come. Bp. Sanderson.
–British Family Bible notes

None but God can know the day and hour evil is about to descend. So it was with righteous King Josiah.

“Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD. Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.”
–2 Kings 22:19-20

Something to consider.

Is the reader among the righteous?

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Tender Mercies of the Lord: Will Not Always Be Available

“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
John 20:31


“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16


by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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