THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Life is brief and uncertain.
6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken,
or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the
7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit
shall return unto God who gave it.
Light from the Word.
These verses are a beautiful poetic portrayal of death.
The "silver cord" reflects the length of life;
the "golden bowl" reflects holding of life;
the "pitcher" reflects the living of life which comes from the "fountain" (God);
and the "wheel" reflects the ability to draw life from the creator.
In short, at the end of life we face death.
Death is when the "dust return(s) to the earth," or the body is buried.
And death also brings the judgment, when the "spirit" of man is returned
to God for accountability.
As such, death can be a calamity or a joyful door.
Life is a calamity if death finds us without Christ;
it is a joyful door to all that Christ has in store for us if we have
surrendered to Him.
Are YOU ready?