Translations: Chinese GB Big5

Passing Away

Isaiah 51:6-8
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail. "Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts: Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults.  For the moth will eat them up like a garment; the worm will devour them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever, my salvation through all generations."


The vanity of life and the insignificance of the suffering and mistreatment we go through in this life is most clearly realized when we consider the future. Even those who live but for this life have to come to realize that it is inevitable that they will die. Why fear people? Why be concerned what they think of you? Nothing can stop the future. And when the future comes upon us much of the ideas and attitudes of this world would have been found to be simply vanity, a passing cloud.
Matthew 10:28  Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
This life lasts less then a century, who can imagine what "forever" is like. God's salvation will last forever. It will never fail.

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