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Once Again We’re Reminded of The Brevity of Life

Kobe Bryant

With the passing of NBA star Kobe Bryant, along with his 13-year-old daughter and 7 other precious lives in the tragic helicopter accident on 1/27/2020, we are once again reminded of how short this life is as well as the reality of death for us all. The Bible has a lot of wisdom on the issue and encourages us to consider deeply our eventual destiny. Why? So that we might search for our meaning and find our ultimate hope.

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:13-15)

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart. (Ecclesiastes 7:2)

O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! (Psalm 39:4)

For “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you. (1 Peter 1:24-25)

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment (Hebrews 9:27)

Jesus - “For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day." (John 6:40)

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