You turn man to destruction and say, “Return, you children of men.” For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past and as a watch in the night. Psalm 90:3-4
We sometimes forget that a part of the curse brought about by our sinfulness is physical death. It is as God spoke to Adam: “For you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Gen. 3:19). Whether we live 1,000 years or 60 or 70, it is nothing in comparison to eternity and passes like a watch in the night.
Eternal Father, grant unto us a right understanding of sin and its consequences that we might repent of our sinful ways and look in faith to You for mercy and forgiveness in Christ Jesus before our days in this world are passed away. Amen.
[Scripture is quoted from the Revised Common Version of the Bible.]