Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Rowan Hilsden | Jan 30, 2022

Scripture: Revelation 21:3-5 Psalms 22:1-2

Then I heard a loud voice(A) from the throne:[a](B) Look, God’s dwelling[b] is with humanity, and he will live with them. They will be his peoples,[c](C) and God himself will be with them and will be their God.[d] He will wipe away every tear from their eyes.(D) Death will be no more;(E) grief, crying, and pain will be no more,(F) because the previous things[e] have passed away.(G)

Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new.” He also said, “Write, because these words[f] are faithful and true.”(H)

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Footnotes

  1. 21:3 Other mss read from heaven
  2. 21:3 Or tent, or tabernacle
  3. 21:3 Other mss read people
  4. 21:3 Other mss omit and will be their God
  5. 21:4 Or the first things
  6. 21:5 Other mss add of God

Psalm 22

From Suffering to Praise

For the choir director: according to “The Deer of the Dawn.” A psalm of David.

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?(A)
Why are you so far from my deliverance(B)
and from my words of groaning?(C)
My God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
by night, yet I have no rest.(D)

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