Life is short, live it wisely. If you have children, invest in giving them a good spiritual, mental, and financial foundation. Equip them to live purposeful and fruitful lives with or without you. Use your God-given talents and abilities to build God’s kingdom and to promote His agenda. Invest significant effort and time in preparing your own soul for eternity. We all hope for long lives but, truly, none of us knows the exact amount of time we have here on earth. Therefore, let’s live each day in readiness to give a good account if we unexpectedly find ourselves standing before our Creator.
The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. . . . So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom..
—Psalm 90:10, 12 NKJV