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4016 life, human

4016 life, human

Seen by Scripture as the climax of the work of creation, life is a gift of God and is to be treated with reverence and respect.

Life is from God

Ge 2:7; Ac 3:15; Ac 17:25 See also 1Sa 2:6; Job 33:4; Ps 139:13; Da 5:23; Ac 17:28; Jas 4:14-15

The ultimate duration of life is unknown to people

Ps 39:4 See also Ge 27:2; Jas 4:13-14

Life is precious

Mt 10:31 See also Ge 1:26-27 Since all people are made in the image of God they are of value to him and should be so to each other; Ge 9:5-6; Ps 49:7-9; Ps 139:14; Mt 16:26 pp Lk 9:25

God’s presence in life

Dt 30:16; Ps 23:6 See also Ps 71:5-6,9

Life is to be lived for God

Ecc 12:13; Jer 10:23; Mic 6:8; Mt 10:39; Php 1:21

The span of human life

Ecc 11:8-12:8 See also Ps 90:10

Life is temporary 2Co 5:1 See also Ps 49:12; Ps 103:15-16; Isa 38:12; 2Pe 1:13-14

Life is short 1Ch 29:15; Job 14:1; Jas 4:14 See also Job 7:6-7; Job 8:9; Job 9:25; Job 14:2; Ps 39:4-6; Ps 89:47; Ps 90:12; Ps 102:11; Ps 144:4; Ecc 6:12; Isa 40:6-8

The termination of life by death is due to sin Ro 5:12 See also Ge 2:17; 1Co 15:22

Examples of long life Ge 5:3-32; Ge 9:29; Ge 11:10-32

A full span of years Pr 3:16 See also Ex 20:12 pp Dt 5:16; Ex 23:25-26; 1Ki 3:14; Job 5:26; Pr 3:2; Pr 9:11; Pr 10:27

Attitudes to life

Life loved 1Pe 3:10 See also Ps 34:12-13; Job 8:21; Ps 91:16

Life despised Ecc 2:22-23 See also Job 7:16; Job 10:1; Ecc 2:17; Jnh 4:8

See also

1050God, goodness of
1080God, living
1325God, the Creator
1330God, the provider
4903time
5061sanctity of life
5785ambition
7346death penalty
8224dependence
9020death

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