A Short Time
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You don't even know what tomorrow will bring-what your life will be! For you are a bit of smoke that appears for a little while, then vanishes.
Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the earth and the sea, for the Devil has come down to you with great fury, because he knows he has a short time.
But now, for a brief moment, grace has come from the Lord our God to preserve a remnant for us and give us a stake in His holy place. Even in our slavery, God has given us new life and light to our eyes.
for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."
They stand far off in fear of her torment, saying: Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the mighty city! For in a single hour your judgment has come.
They threw dust on their heads and kept crying out, weeping, and mourning: Woe, woe, the great city, where all those who have ships on the sea became rich from her wealth; because in a single hour she was destroyed.
For they disciplined us for a short time based on what seemed good to them, but He does it for our benefit, so that we can share His holiness.
Unless those days were limited, no one would survive. But those days will be limited because of the elect.
And I say this, brothers: the time is limited, so from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none,
He threw him into the abyss, closed it, and put a seal on it so that he would no longer deceive the nations until the 1,000 years were completed. After that, he must be released for a short time.
Jesus knew they wanted to question Him, so He said to them, "Are you asking one another about what I said, 'A little while and you will not see Me; again a little while and you will see Me'?
You rejoice in this, though now for a short time you have had to be distressed by various trials
Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little.
For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.
Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living.
Don't boast about tomorrow, for you don't know what a day might bring.