August 30:  The Beginning of Sorrows

The Beginning of Sorrows

Yeshua’s warning that these were only the “beginning of sorrows” probably struck terror in the hearts of the Apostles.  So much more should we have the same response.

The word translated as “sorrows” can be described as “intolerable anguish, consuming grief, pain, travail.”  In other words, there is that much worse to come.

Matthew 24:8

All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Mark 13:8

These are the beginnings of sorrows.

We see this same word used to express fear as well as pain.

Psalm 18:5-6

The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.
In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-3

For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.

 

PRAY THE WHOLE GOSPEL WILL BE PREACHED EVERYWHERE BY EVERYONE!

 

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