For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
Man's life is a stream, running into death's devouring deeps. Doctrine — All must die. There is an unalterable statute of death, under which men are concluded. This is confirmed by daily observation. The human body consists of perishable materials. We have sinful souls, and therefore have dying bodies; death follows sin, as the shadow follows the body.
1. Man's life is a vain and empty thing. Our life, in the several parts of it, is a heap of vanities.
2. Man's life is a short thing; a short-lived vanity.
3. Man's life is a swift thing; a flying vanity. Having thus discoursed of death, let us improve it in discerning the vanity of the world in bearing up, with Christian contentment and patience, under all troubles and difficulties in it; in mortifying our lusts; in cleaving unto the Lord with full purpose of heart at all hazards, and in preparing for death's approach.
(T. Boston, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.