From time to time we see the destructive forces of God and nature wreak havoc and death on unsuspecting, or unwitting, populations. In the Bible we see events that are clearly described as the judgment of God, and in history and modern times we wonder if natural disasters have any bearing on the Divine. Today is the anniversary of one of the most famous of all such disasters.
“Ash was falling onto the ships now, darker and denser the closer they went. Now it was bits of pumice, and rocks that were blackened and burned and shattered by the fire.” – Bible or Not?
As believers we understand that God knows all, and that He is able to do according to His will. As it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, so it was in the days of Pompeii and Vesuvius, so it is in our day and time. Is God in control or does nature follow its course on its own? Find out here…
Whenever we face the death of a friend or loved one, we experience a period of loss and mourning. For the belivers in Christ we have Jesus’ promise from the Sermon on the Mount that “blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”. Even though we have this promise, it is a natural part of life to mourn. And so we associate the word “mourning” (with a “u”) with death, but today’s quote associates the word “morning”, as in the beginning of a new day, with death.
“He made the Pleiades and Orion; he turns the shadow of death into morning.” – Bible or Not?
So as we normally associate the shadow of death with the sunset of life into darkness, who has the power to turn that shadow into the light of a new day? Find the answer here…
I would venture to say that today’s Bible quote is by far the most widely quoted and well known verse from the Bible. So much so, that I am sure that 99.9% of people asked “Bible or Not?” would say Bible. I would also venture to say that many people misunderstand what this quote means.
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. – Psalm 23:1 NKJV
We all want things out of life, don’t we? But if I believe in the Bible, and if it tells my that if the Lord is my Shepherd that I would not want, am I wrong to want? Of course…