Sorrow, Grief, Weeping, and Mourning in Bible Times – Part 3

The people of Bible times practiced mourning customs and rituals. While these may seem unusual to us, they were intended to show one’s humility before God, especially in the most difficult times. Mourning was understandable, but the people were encouraged by praising God for His mercy and lovingkindness. We, too, can run to Him for the comfort our hearts need.

Mourning, grieving, encouragement, comfort, declarations

Ezekiel 27:30-31; 2 Samuel 13:19; Jeremiah 41:5; 1 Chronicles 10:12; Genesis 35:8; Psalm 6:6; 2 Samuel 3:31-32; 1 Samuel 30:1-8; Psalm 145:1-9, 36:5-10; Ecclesiastes 3:1,4,5b,6,7; Romans 12:15

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