The Brevity Of Life

We’re not here for a particularly long-time…

“Man who is born of a woman

    is few of days and full of trouble.

He comes out like a flower and withers;

    he flees like a shadow and continues not.

Job 14:1-2

Growing up in a fundamentalist church the preacher would never finish a sermon without reminding the church that they could die on their way home. Even by the time I became a teenager I thought this constant reminder was slightly morbid. Nevertheless, a far greater mistake than fearing you could die any moment is to pretend that life goes on forever. Life is a vapor.

A similarly troubling notion that seems to haunt materialists is the reality that you will grow old. Hell, just look at the boomers. Even now, they’re still pretending it’s the 60’s.

We are here for a short-time. Order your life around that fact. Consider the idea that what comes after death is far more significant than what comes before.

If you reject the idea that anything awaits us after we die, then you are a nihilist. You can church it up anyway you want to, but in the end, you know that we all die someday and whatever we do with our time on this Earth is meaningless. It’s the same conclusion the writer of Ecclesiastes came to a long, long time ago.

We are here for but a while and then we die. What comes next?

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