ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Brevity of Life

Updated on June 23, 2015

Brevity of Life

Psalm 39:5

"You have made my days a mere handbreath;

The span of my years is as nothing before you.

Each man's life is but a breath."

Our earthlife is just a glimpse of moment in eternity. Although a man may live up to a hundred, it is still not even an inch in eternity. The Bible says man's existence is only up to seventy years, eighty years if one have the strength. If you reach seventy years of life, you are already considered as blessed. The succeeding years will just be a bonus. But not very few failed to reach seventy years of existence.

Life is too short. I have been living for forty-nine years on this earth, I have only 21 years left for my earthlife considering a lifespan of 70 years and assuming I will not meet sudden death. I have lived greater number of years than what I am expecting to live more. The past forty-nine years of my life have passed so quickly. I may say it seems it is just like a moment or just a dream. The remaining twenty one years will be just a fleeting moment. If the LORD will still tarry, and will not return, I have only twenty one years left before I meet my LORD and my SAVIOR. In a little while I will see the KINGDOM. Just to think of the brevity of time left, it makes me more excited. It urges me to live in holiness. As the days pass, I should strive to be more holy than the previous days, knowing that at the end of my brief earthly life is a glorious rendezvous with my EVERLASTING KING, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

The main lesson in this is that as we grow older, as we advance in years, we should not be disheartened. As years pass by, as we go nearer to our appointment with death,we also draw closer to the greatest and most awaited moment of our life, our meeting with our awesome LORD and SAVIOR. Each year that passes by, draws us a year nearer to this event. This is a great truth, and should encourage us not to fear aging and death, and to walk blamelessly before GOD and before men. To grow old is great, only because of what the Lord JesusChrist has done for us. If we will put our faith completely on His finished work on calvary, we will receive forgiveness for our sins.




    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Abhinaya for appreciating this hub. God bless you always and regards.

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      Great hub!Though we are born to live for a short period we can live life to its fullest with all the ups and downs.You couldn't have said it better.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)