1 Chronicles 29:15-16
For we are strangers before you, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow…
This is the testimony of an old man, a wise man, a great man.
I. We have here A DESCRIPTION OF HUMAN LIFE — a pilgrimage. Other Scriptural figures — an arrow flying through the air; a race; a flower. No figure more aptly describes human life than that of a journey, as it represents the whole world in all its distinctions, rich and poor, wise and foolish, young and old, all journeying to their everlasting home.
II. AN INFERENCE OF CHRISTIAN DUTY.
(R. C. Dillon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.