Suicide, Revisited …

I will not argue if suicide is forgivable, but I will say that is very displeasing to God.  Suicide is selfish, and does not consider the power of God to change the situation.

Pastor J. McArthur summarized that stress, worry, anxiety, fretfulness, apprehension, great concern, (and thus, suicide) is a result of

failure to understand divine priority,

failure to understand divine provision, and

failure to understand divine privilege.


Simply put, in order to contemplate suicide, one must not TRULY believe

that he is important to God,

that God is the greatest provider known to man, and

that he is an heir alongside Christ, with a seat in heavenly places.


As disciples of Christ, we must learn to discipline ourselves to learn from the examples that are provided for us in the scriptures. When I was growing up, I was told that experience was the best teacher, but I have learned that the ability to listen to testimonies and respond spiritually is actually the best teacher.


Revelation 12: 11- And they overcame him (the enemy, ‘satan’) by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.  In the stories that I mentioned in my original post, the men did not consult God, neither did they worship, sing, or praise God after their sins. Instead, they opted to take matters into their own hands and kill themselves.

When we bear these things in mind, we manifest the fruit of the spirit, and in particular, practice longsuffering, even when times are rough and tough. For example, Moses…

Hebrews 3:5   And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things that which were to be spoken after;

Hebrews 11:24-25   By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.  Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God , than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.

When we keep our mind on him, his love for us, his promises- we’ll be busy being who he made us to be, and we will not entertain suicidal thoughts.

Praying for the families of those young men.


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