1 - Job 14 (Excerpts)
"........Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.
He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not......"
".....Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass; ......"
"....... For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease......"
"...... O that thou wouldst hide me in the grave, that thou wouldst keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldst appoint me a set time, and remember me!"........"
"..... If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come....."
2 - Psalm 23
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul;
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for his Name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff,
they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies;
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
3 - Psalm 27:1
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear?
the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?
4 - Psalm 90
“The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years,
yet is their strength then but labor and sorrow, so soon passeth it away, and we are gone. So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
5 - Psalm 116:15
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”
6 - Psalm 119:50
“This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.”
7 - Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted."
8 - Matthew 5:4
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted…"
9 - John 14:1-4
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”
10 - Romans 14:7-9
“For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living."