Life is fleeting … it’s like a mist or a vapor.
When we live as if life is forever, we can quickly grow passive, complacent, or frivolous in how we live. Yet when we recognize that life is short, we begin to live each day to its fullest—for the purpose and glory of Jesus Christ.
The biblical truth that life is short is actually good news for it reminds us to live surrendered to Jesus Christ, to not live for ourselves, and to find wisdom in numbering our days.
If this season has caused you to be stressed, worried, or filled with fear over the future, this episode will encourage you to live not for yourself but unto Christ Jesus.
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Show Notes / Additional Resources
- James 4:13-14 – Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
- Psalm 89:47 – Remember how short my time is …
- Job 7:7 – Oh, remember that my life is a breath!
- Psalm 144:4 – Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.
- Matthew 6:27 – And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
- Psalm 90:9-10, 12 – For all our days … end like a sigh. The years of our life … are soon gone, … So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
- Psalm 39:4 – “O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!”
- Ephesians 5:16 – Redeem the time (buy up the time) …
- If you haven’t found something worth dying for, you haven’t found something worth living for.
- Live as if life is short and eternity is long.
- Are we living in light of eternity?
- Jonathan Edwards – “Lord, stamp eternity on my eyeballs.
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NRJohnson (Nathan Johnson) is a Christian who has an overwhelming passion for Jesus, the Gospel, and Studying God’s Word. He is a writer, teacher, and communicator who helps other believers understand and apply the Bible as they grow and mature in their faith—desiring that they gain greater intimacy with Christ, experience the victorious Christian life, and transform the world through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Read more about him here.
The Deeper Christian Podcast is the podcast to help you study God’s Word, know Jesus intimately, and discover how you can build your life around Jesus Christ. This weekly audio program, hosted by NRJohnson, dives into Scripture and encourages Christians to keep their focus upon Jesus Christ—equipping believers in how to study the Bible and know God’s Word, grow in their spiritual lives, and change the world. Main discussion topics center around practical advice on Christian living, Bible study, prayer, the Gospel, freedom from sin, evangelism and how to share your faith, the Christian disciplines, and the lives and messages from the Christian heroes from yesteryear such as A.W. Tozer, Charles Spurgeon, Major Ian Thomas, Oswald Chambers, Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, Corrie Ten Boom, C.T. Studd, George Müller, Andrew Murray, Leonard Ravenhill, E.M. Bounds, and others. Learn more about the deeper Christian life.