And yet upon this short time!

(Jeremy Taylor)

God has given to man a short time here upon earth — and yet upon this short time, eternity depends!

"What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short!" 1 Corinthians 7:29

"For we are only of yesterday and know nothing, because our days on earth are as a shadow!" Job 8:9

"What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes!" James 4:14

"Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life!"
Psalm 39:4

"Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace!" 1 Chronicles 29:15

"We blossom like a flower and then wither. Like a passing shadow, we quickly disappear!" Job 14:2 

"My life passes as swiftly as the evening shadows. I am withering away like grass!" Psalm 102:11

"So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom!" Psalm 90:12

"Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise — making the most of your time." Ephesians 5:15-16