We should all be aware of the brevity of life as opposed to eternal life. Our life on earth is but a shadow compared to eternal life. Our days are gone in a moment.
Brevity of Life
All must die eventually
2 Samuel 14:14 14 For we will surely die and become like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not take away a life; but He devises means, so that His banished ones are not expelled from Him.
Be mindful of be mindful of brevity of life
Psalm 39:4 4 “Lord, make me to know my end,
And what is the measure of my days,
That I may know how frail I am.
Days are swift
Job 7:6 6 My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, And are spent without hope.
Days on earth are like a shadow
1 Chronicles 29:15 15 For we are aliens and pilgrims before You,
As were all our fathers;
Our days on earth are as a shadow,
And without hope.
Days on earth are transient
Job 8:9 9 For we were born yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days on earth are a shadow.
Fade away like a flower
James 1:10 10 but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away.
Gone in a moment
Psalm 78:39 39 For He remembered that they were but flesh, A breath that passes away and does not come again.
Human existence frail as breath
Psalm 39:11 11 When with rebukes You correct man for iniquity, You make his beauty melt away like a moth; Surely every man is vapor.
Job 14:1 1 “Man who is born of woman Is of few days and full of trouble.
Job near death
Job 17:1 1 “My spirit is broken, My days are extinguished, The grave is ready for me.
Life is like a morning fog
James 4:14 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
Life passes swiftly
Job 9:25 25 “Now my days are swifter than a runner; They flee away, they see no good.
Little time left
Job 10:20 20 Are not my days few? Cease! Leave me alone, that I may take a little comfort,
No one can escape power of grave
Psalm 89:48 48 What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his life from the power of the grave?
Only a step away from death
1 Samuel 20:3 3 Then David took an oath again, and said, “Your father certainly knows that I have found favor in your eyes, and he has said, ‘Do not let Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved.’ But truly, as the Lord lives and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death.”
Remember how short life is
Psalm 89:47 47 Remember how short my time is; For what futility have You created all the children of men?
Seventy years are given us
Psalm 90:10 10 The days of our lives are seventy years;
And if by reason of strength they are eighty years,
Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow;
For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
We are like a breath of air
Psalm 144:4 4 Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow.
We blossom for a moment then wither
Job 14:2 2 He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue.
Wither like grass
Psalm 102:11 24 I said, “O my God, Do not take me away in the midst of my days; Your years are throughout all generations.
Isaiah 40:6, 7, 24 6 The voice said, “Cry out!”
And he said, “What shall I cry?”
“All flesh is grass,
And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
7 The grass withers, the flower fades,
Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it;
Surely the people are grass.
24 Scarcely shall they be planted,
Scarcely shall they be sown,
Scarcely shall their stock take root in the earth,
When He will also blow on them,
And they will wither,
And the whirlwind will take them away like stubble.
Isaiah 51:12 12 “I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you should be afraid Of a man who will die, And of the son of a man who will be made like grass?
1 Peter 1:24 24 because
“All flesh is as grass,
And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.
The grass withers,
And its flower falls away,
All who believe in Christ have eternal life
John 6:47, 50 47 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.
Christ gives eternal life
John 10:28 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
Confidence of eternal life
Titus 1:2 2 in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,
Death is swallowed up in victory
1 Corinthians 15:53, 54 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
Death will be swallowed up forever
Isaiah 25:8 8 He will swallow up death forever,
And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces;
The rebuke of His people
He will take away from all the earth;
For the Lord has spoken.
Eternal body made for us by God
2 Corinthians 5:1 1 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
Eternal life, free gift from God
Romans 6:23 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Eternal life in Jesus
1 John 5:11 11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
Hold Tightly to eternal life
1 Timothy 6:12 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Righteous will go into eternal life
Matthew 25:46 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Rise up to everlasting life
Daniel 12:2 2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt.
All who believe in Jesus will have everlasting life. An eternal body is made for us by God. Eternal life is a free gift from God. The righteous will go into eternal life.
A spiritual life is one that is dead to sin and death. It requires belief in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Jesus’ purpose is to give life but you must be born again.
Just like any plant without a caretaker, no love, no tender care and guess what, you are food for the bugs and animals or a mess that no one cares about.
Please remember that if we have any hope in our Lord and Savior who gave us “everything” we must continually be faithful to the Lord, first. Remember, God loved us first, even before He created us.
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Life.” Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,