“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” (Psalm 90:10).
Even with billions of dollars spent each year on fitness and cosmetic appearances, the average life span in this country remains around 78-years-of-age. Dyeing hair, stretching skin, enhancing body parts, and exercising one’s muscles is all an illusion. We can lie about our age, try not to look, or act our age, but none of this adds a day to life. Never eating another fried food may get you a few months; regular exercise, perhaps, a few years. Our best efforts, and expense, however, never translates into life here forever. That we can deceive time is but a foolish self-deception. Wisdom is to be satisfied with the time allotted and using it productively.