Getting Old? (Job 14:5)


How long will you live? Job says man's days are already calculated:

"Since his days are determined, the number of his months is with You; You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass" (Job 14:5).

My first granddaughter, Norah, was born yesterday, nearly a week after her due date. Late, according to man's scheduling--right on time, according to God's! 

Just as Yahweh has determined our birthdate He has also determined the day of our homecoming. From start to finish, we have all been blessed with a specific number of days to enjoy life. No lawyer, politician, doctor nor parent may alter this. 

This should be welcomed news for believers!  We are indestructible until the whistle blows and God determines: "time's up!" 

Many folks worry and fret about the future, life's unfortunate circumstances, or the shortness of their days, but Yeshua explains, "Which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?" (Matthew 6:27 ESV). 

Now, if the average lifespan today is 77 years, that means most of us will have: 924 total months of life. As of today, I have spent 654, or 71% if my allotment which means I have only 270 remaining months-- 23 more birthdays, IF I arrive to the average!

Time is the one resource that cannot be renewed.  This is sobering. Life zooms by, and we carelessly waste our time as if there were no limit. Question: how are you spending your remaining days for Him?