“LORD, make me to know my end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.” (Ps. 39:4) “So teach us to number our days, that we may present a heart of wisdom.” (Ps. 90:12)
Many futurists, including doctors, nuclear physicists and molecular biologists believe we can “cure” aging. Some believe we can live a thousand years with the right technology and some scientific tweaking. A thousand years?(!)
In Genesis and through much of the Old Testament people lived for hundreds of years. The average lifespan of the Patriarchs was 612 years! Men like Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Methuselah, Cainan, and Isaac ranged from Joseph who died at age 110, to the Methuselah who lived to 969! Adam, Enos, Seth, Cainan, Jered, Methuselah, Mahalaleel, and Noah all lived to be more than nine hundred years old. That was then.
The latest figures show the life expectancy in the US is about 78 years; a little less for men, more for women. The year I was born the average life expectancy was 54. I’m beyond that already. My parents are way ahead, they’re 85! But honestly, they don’t expect to live till they’re 100. Their bodies aren’t the same. They have aches that weren’t there only a few years ago.
We are under construction for our years on earth. We were not created to live here for a thousand years; we were created to live in Heaven for eternity. Christ is our life, our peace, our reason for life now and the reason we have eternal salvation. We have one function while we live – tell as many others as we can how they can have eternal life.
Lord Jesus, my life is wrapped up in Yours. Send me to the world, and bring the world to me, so I can show them eternal life in You.
1. Expert: Human Immortality Could Be Acquired Through Ai; Futurism Magazine. (accessed May 29, 2018).