MAN HAS AN APPOINTED NUMBER OF YEARS TO LIVE, BUT IT CAN BE SHORTENED
Job 14:5 (NASB)
5 "Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with You; And his limits You have set so that he cannot pass.
Job 21:21 (NASB)
21 "For what does he care for his household after him, [after he dies] When the number of his months is cut off?
Acts 17:26 (NASB)
26 "and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,"
Psalm 90:10 (NASB)
10 "As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away."
Exodus 20:12 (NASB)
12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you."
Psalm 139:16 (NASB)
16 "Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them."
1 Jn 5:16-17 YLT
16 "If any one may see his brother sinning a sin not unto death, he shall ask [pray], and He shall give to him life to those sinning not unto death; there is sin to death, not concerning it do I speak that he may [pray for this];
17 all unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not unto death."
(Jas 5:19 NASB) "My brethren, if any among you [fellow brethren - believers] strays from the truth and one turns him back,
(Jas 5:20 NASB) let him know that he who turns a sinner [a fellow believer] from the error of his way will save his soul from death [premature physical death] and will cover a multitude of sins."
Acts 5:1-11 (NASB)
1 "But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,
2 and kept back some of the price for himself, with his wife's full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostles' feet.
3 But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?
4 "While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not under your control? Why is it that you have conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God."
5 And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last; and great fear came over all who heard of it.
6 The young men got up and covered him up, and after carrying him out, they buried him.
7 Now there elapsed an interval of about three hours, and his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
8 And Peter responded to her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for such and such a price?" And she said, "Yes, that was the price."
9 Then Peter said to her, "Why is it that you have agreed together to put the Spirit of the Lord to the test? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out as well."
10 And immediately she fell at his feet and breathed her last, and the young men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.
11 And great fear came over the whole church, and over all who heard of these things.'''
1 Corinthians 11:21-32 (NASB)
21 "for in your eating each one takes his own supper first; and one is hungry and another is drunk.
22 What! Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I will not praise you.
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread;
24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.
27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.
30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep.
31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.
32 But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world."
Proverbs 11:19 (NASB)
19 "He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death."