The Shortness Of Time
Most Relevant Verses
Teach us to number our days carefully
so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.
Therefore rejoice, you 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.
And I say this, brothers: The time is limited, so from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none,
Why was no one there when I came?
Why was there no one to answer when I called?
Is My hand too short to redeem?
Or do I have no power to deliver?
Look, I dry up the sea by My rebuke;
I turn the rivers into a wilderness;
their fish rot because of lack of water
and die of thirst.
Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent His angel to show His slaves what must quickly take place.”
ForAll flesh is like grass,
and all its glorylike a flower of the grass.
The grass withers, and the flower falls,
You don’t even know what tomorrow will bring—what your life will be! For you are like smoke that appears for a little while, then vanishes.