Quotes about death

Do you men ever say with Joab, “For the sake of the name, I’ll try it! And may the Lord do what seems good to him”? Do you women ever say with Esther, “For the sake of Christ, I’ll try it! And if I perish, I perish”?

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The moment our loved ones breathe their last, their spirits, in the full consciousness of their existence, are immediately made perfect in the moral likeness of Christ.

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That is why bereavement is in some ways easier for the unbeliever than for us. He can storm and rage and shake his fist at the universe and (if he is a genius) write poems like Housman’s or Hardy’s. But we, at our lowest ebb, when the least effort seems too much for us, must begin to attempt what seem impossibilities.

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The strength to risk losing face for the sake of Christ is the faith that God’s love will lift up your face in the end and vindicate your cause. The strength to risk losing money for the cause of the gospel is the faith that we have a treasure in the heavens that cannot fail. The strength to risk losing life in this world is faith in the promi... read more


Every time a believer mounts from this earth to paradise, it is an answer to Christ’s prayer

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From that very moment, and on into the limitless stretch of eternity, the departing soul of a true believer will never again have one sin to confess, one tinge of coldness of heart to be ashamed of, one inordinate lust or unholy desire to fill him or her with shame and remorse.

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Therefore, it is right to risk for the cause of Christ. It is right to engage the enemy and say, “May the Lord do what seems good to him.” It is right to serve the people of God, and say, “If I perish, I perish!” It is right to stand before the fiery furnace of affliction and refuse to bow down to the gods of this world.

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You can know and rejoice through your tears that their death is their gain, and that their gain is nothing less than ravishing face-to-face communion and fellowship with the Saviour who has won their trust and captured the supreme affection of their hearts.

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