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10 Bible quotes about grief and sorrow

The bible does not play down that there is a lot of grief and sorrow in this world. When humanity first sinned against God, suffering and death entered God’s good...

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Can a Christian eat blood?

Can a Christian eat blood?

The Old Testament repeatedly warns against eating blood, or eating meat with the blood in it. Leviticus 19:26 explicitly says: “You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it”. When an animal was butchered, it was...

Can Christians smoke cannabis?

The Bible nowhere speaks specifically about cannabis (or about pot, weed, marijuana, hashish, etc). Because the Bible doesn’t speak directly about this question, we need to consider wider Biblical principles to answer...

10 Biblical quotes about peace

10 Biblical quotes about peace

The Bible has a lot to say about peace, and where true peace can be found. This article has collected 10 Bible quotes about this topic.[1] 1. Numbers 6:24-26 The Israelite priests were appointed to bless the people in...

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We mourn, but we have hope

“… you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.” (1 Thessalonians...

Jesus Christ has borne our griefs

‘Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup...

Grief and sorrow are a result of sin

“… sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned” (Romans 5:12) When God had created the world, including the plants, animals and humans, He concluded...

Joseph dies in hope

‘Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.” So Joseph died, being 110 years old. They embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in...

Joseph shows grace

“Then Joseph settled his father and his brothers and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. And Joseph provided his father, his brothers...

Clear sight

“And Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him. And Joseph remembered the dreams that he had dreamed of them.” (Genesis 42:8-9) The years of famine had come, not only in Egypt but also in...

Taking responsibility

“Let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it. That food shall be a reserve for the land against the...

Forgotten and left alone

“Only remember me, when it is well with you, and please do me the kindness to mention me to Pharaoh, and so get me out of this house … Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.” (Genesis 40:14,23)...

Having sympathy for people around you

‘When Joseph came to them in the morning, he saw that they were troubled. So he asked Pharaoh’s officers who were with him in custody in his master’s house, “Why are your faces downcast today?”’ (Genesis...

Joseph is treated unjustly

“And Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison.” (Genesis 39:20) Yesterday, we read how Joseph did not give in to...

People see that the Lord is with Joseph

“The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. His master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD caused all that he did to succeed in his hands”...