A brief interlude from Romans 8, here is a thought on Genesis 5
Genesis 5, a list of the people from Adam to Noah. It's impossible to ignore - this is all we know about these people. We don't know their feelings, their ideas, their hope or dreams, their thoughts, who they loved or who they were loved by. We simply know how old they were when they had their first child and how old they were when they died. We cannot set out hope on this world. We will die. Everyone aside from two people recorded in the bible has died, and we will also - don't fix your hope on the earth or on the world, life here is temporary and nothing in our lives matters except this: Do you, do I, know Jesus as Lord and saviour? As our God and king? As the only one who can save us, and the one who has provided a way to save us by dying in our place? Unless he is your saviour you are going to hell: thats what we all deserve for disobeying him (Romans 3, 6:23) That is the only thing that matters. No one will remember you or I once we die, and even if they do it means nothing - but God is the eternal judge and his judgement is everlasting.