THE SHORTNESS AND UNCERTAINTY OF TIME.
"But THIS I SAT BRETHREN, THE TIME is short."
1 Cor. vii., 29.
The sentiment contained in the words
of the text, is one of those solemn truths
which the mind of man is averse duly to
contemplate. Some airy phantom, some
earthly vanity, is always cordially invited
to a prominent place in his thoughts,
while this serious truth is banished from
the mind as an unwelcome guest. The
promise of enjoying yet many days of
health, ease and pleasure here, though it
be a lie conjured up by a corrupt and
deceitful imagination, is listened to by the
worldling with delight; while the truth,
which reason, observation and divine