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William MacDonald

The insistent voice of the Holy Spirit reminds mortal man frequently in the Scriptures of the brevity of his life. By the repeated use of similes, the Spirit of the Lord impresses on us that our days are limited and passing swiftly.

For instance, He likens life to a weaver's shuttle (Job 7:6), the device that darts back and forth in the loom almost faster than the eye can follow.

Job speaks of life as wind (

Bible Verses: James 4:14Job 7:6Job 7:7Psalms 78:39Job 8:9Psalms 102:11Job 13:25Isaiah 64:6Psalms 39:5Psalms 90:5Psalms 90:5-6Psalms 103:15-16James 4:14Psalms 90:12

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James Russell Miller

Psalms 90:12

"Teach us to number our days aright - that we may gain a heart of wisdom."

"They are slipping away - these sweet, swift years; Like a leaf on the current cast, With never a break in the rapid flow; We watch them as one by one they go Into the beautiful past."

What have we put upon the little white pages of the days of...

Bible Verses: Psalms 90:12

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Samuel Bagster

So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. § What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever. § The world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. § Use this world as not misusing it. For the form of this...

Bible Verses: Psalms 103:15Psalms 103:16Psalms 90:12Mark 8:36Isaiah 40:7Isaiah 40:81 John 2:172 Corinthians 6:21 Corinthians 7:31Hebrews 10:24Hebrews 10:25

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Samuel Bagster

The body is sown in corruption … It is sown in dishonor … It is sown in weakness … It is sown a natural body. § The first man was of the earth, made of dust. § Dust you are, and to dust you shall return. § One dies in his full strength, being wholly at ease and secure …  Another man dies in the bitterness of his soul, never having eaten with pleasure. They lie down alike in the dust, and worms cover them.My flesh … will rest in hope. § After my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in...

Bible Verses: Ecclesiastes 12:71 Corinthians 15:421 Corinthians 15:431 Corinthians 15:441 Corinthians 15:47Genesis 3:19Job 21:23Job 21:25Job 21:26Psalms 16:9Job 19:26Philippians 3:20Philippians 3:21Psalms 39:4Psalms 90:12

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