There are four important questions which are as old as the human race, yet as new as
the infant in its mother’s arms. Let us seriously consider them.
1.WHO AM I? (See Hebrews 2:6-7)
Man has a twofold nature:
1. A perishable body. There are three periods of his earthly existence – youth, maturity, decay. These
periods pass in rapid succession. (1 Peter 1:24)
2. WHENCE DO WE COME?
Only in the Bible can the answer be found. (Genesis 2:7).
1. The body from the earth it is “the earthly house.” (Il Corinthians 5:1). Every substance in the body
is found in the earth. “Earth,” “Adam,” and “man” are three words with the same meaning.
3. WHAT IS MY LIFE?
1. A TRANSIENT. “A vapor”: a shepherd’s tent removed. (Isaiah 38: 12). (put up take down).
2. A FRAIL THING. Like a clod of dirt, it is subject to dissolution. (II Corinthians 5:1). A flower. (Job 14:1,2)
3. A BRIEF THING. (Psalm 90:10), “Swifter than post.” (Job 9:25). A “HANDBREATH.” (Psalm 39.5).
4. AN UNCERTAIN THING. (Proverbs 27:1), Genesis 27:2). We make plans but seldom are we able to
execute them. (See Luke 12:16).
5. AN IRREVOCABLE THING. “Water split upon the ground.” (II Samuel 14:14). (See II Samuel 12:15-23
4. WHITHER DO I GO?
1. THE PHILOSOPHER: “I am going to the unknown. Life is a meteor which hovers momentarily between
two eternities, then passes to the great unknown.”
2. THE INFIDEL: “I go to the dust. Death ends all.” He has no more to say of his own destiny than for
the destiny of a dog. There is no light, no consolation in his answer.
3. THE CHRISTIAN: “I go to the father. The grave is not the end. It is a golden gateway unto a greater
life.” Whether in life or in death, he is going to the Father. Herein, we find hope.