The deliberate taking of one’s own life, a rare occurrence in Scripture.
Psychological causes of suicide
Failure leads to attempted suicide Ac 16:27
Desire for death is more frequently expressed in the Bible than actual suicide
The desire for death in a prophet’s depression 1Ki 19:3-4 See also Jer 15:10; Jer 20:14-18; Jnh 4:1-3 A desire for death does not lead to taking of one’s own life, but to entrusting the place and time of one’s death to the Lord.
Life hated because of its apparent futility
Suicide usurps God’s sovereignty over life
Taking life, including one’s own, is sin
God’s command that believers should love others is violated by suicide Mt 7:12 Relatives and friends are hurt when a loved one commits suicide.