The mysteries of our tomorrows can be very unsettling. Especially as we age, however, we know that death is no respecter of age. Therefore as the day progresses, we can’t be sure if we’ll live to see another tomorrow regardless of age. Even if one is robust with endless vigor. Then there are those among, us who are aged, and diseased and very frail. Surely there tomorrows are few. Because of that, many courtesies are extended to them. Yet their days are extended into many new tomorrows. Making the complexities of our tomorrows more mysteries.
This discussion is designed to answer, why the complexities of our tomorrows are mysteries.
What can we expect in terms of our tomorrows. Maybe 122 years. From Guinness World Records, it was Jeanne Louise Calment, who died in 1997. According to there records she lived 122 years and 164 days.
Wikipedia reports that the oldest person in recorded history was Methuselah. There source the Hebrew Bible at Genesis 5:27. Which reads, “So all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred and sixty-nine years; and he died.” Followed by Noah who lived 950 years. See Genesis 9:29.
So we have quite a drop in life expectancy from Methuselah, to Noah, who lived 950 years, and then to Jeanne Louise Calment. Why? It goes this way, And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh, yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
Moses penned the above because divine providence chose him to be their spokesperson.Then their Spirit, becoming more intolerant with human kinds behavior making another adjustment in longevity. Penning by the anointing of divine providence wrote, “For all our days have passed away in Your wrath; we finish our years like a sigh. The days of our lives are seventy years; and if reason of strength they are eighty, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off and we fly away. Who knows the power of your anger? For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” Found at, Psalms 90:9-12.
The aforementioned should be carefully studied. It tells us precisely why we die. There you will learn that few fear God. See verse 11b, “For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath.” Meaning there aren’t many who fear God today. Therefore fear is absent and God is angry. And one of the penalties is shortened life span. Despite all the advancements in medical science.
The saga continues tomorrow.