Something To Ponder

The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death. (Isaiah 57:1–2, NIV 1984).

My Musings – An interesting verse to ponder. Almost an ancient proverb, “only the good die young,” but a difficult concept to understand. Why, might one wonder, is this so often the case? “To be spared from evil…enter into peace…find rest.” Not necessarily a punishment, but grace and mercy. Even the “pagans” saw that it was often the case. “Whom the gods love dies young,” (Herodotus, in 445 BC).

My Advice – Whatever the reason, it is not wise to question the goodness of God, even when things seem to be turned upside down.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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