Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away; he flees like a shadow and does not continue. Job 14:1-2
I’ve heard this verse quoted over the years by many ministers. Reiterated throughout the Bible, it is God’s way of reminding us of the brevity of life in comparison to eternity.
Ps 103:15-16 As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, And its place remembers it no more.
Isa 40:6-8 “All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”
1 Peter 1:22-25 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, 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, But the word of the Lord endures forever.” Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.
Life is short, even for those that live to ninety or a hundred years old – time passes quickly. Then eternity comes.
Throughout my life, I needed guidance from those that were here before me. My grandparents and great-grandparents taught me many things. My parents passed down to me those things taught to them.
I passed down to my children and grandchildren some information and skills to help them through life.
But the only person that can help any of us through eternity is Jesus. He is the eternal One.
I’m glad that when I leave this short life I have someone like Him to walk me into the next.