No Motion for Postponement

A labor arbiter in our city was killed a couple of days ago. I was in court this morning and the lawyers there were waxing philosophical about his death. “Life is short,” said one. “When it’s your time to go, it’s time to go,” said another. “And the worst part is you can’t file a motion for postponement!”

In this country the most frequently filed motion is a motion for postponement (also known as a motion for resetting). It is also the motion which is most frequently granted by the courts. But as far as the Heavenly Judge is concerned no motion is more futile than a motion to postpone the day of one’s death.

“For it is appointed unto man once to die, and after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27)

P.S. It seems there was one instance when such a motion was granted: see the case of Hezekiah in 2 Kings ch. 20.

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