Death and Dying
Top Bible Verses about Death and Dying
Famous Christian Quotes About Death and Dying, Aging, Funerals, Mortality
Basil’s Advice to One Who Suffered Loss
We do not know how to pick and choose what is good for our souls, or how to fix the limits of the life of humankind. Look around at all the world in which you live; remember that everything you see is mortal, and all subject to corruption. Look up to heaven; even it shall be dissolved; look at the sun, not even the sun will last forever. All the stars together, all living things of land and sea, all which is fair on earth, even earth itself, all are subject to decay; yet a little while and all shall be no more. Let these considerations be some comfort to you in your trouble. Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do it will seem intolerable; but if you take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.
The Foolishness of Fearing Death
Oh! if we did but truly believe that the promise of this glory is the word of God, and that God does truly mean as he speaks, and is fully resolved to make it good; if we did truly believe that there is, indeed, such blessedness prepared for believers as the Scripture mentions, surely we should be as impatient of living as we are now fearful of dying, and should think every day a year till our last day should come.… If a man that is desperately sick today did believe he should arise sound the next morning; or a man today, in despicable poverty, had assurance that he should tomorrow arise a prince; would they be afraid to go to bed, or rather think it the longest day of their lives, till that desired night and morning came?
The King of All Moved into Our City
As when a great king has entered into some large city and taken up his abode in one of the houses there, such city is then held worthy of high honor, and no enemy or bandit descends upon it and subjects it any longer, but instead it is thought entitled to all care, because of the king’s having taken up his residence in a single house there; so too it has been with the King of all. For now that He has come to our realm, and taken up His abode in one body among His peers, from now on the whole conspiracy of the enemy against mankind is checked, and the corruption of death that before was prevailing against them is done away.