90:10 "The days of our years are threescore years and ten and if by
reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour
and sorrow, for it is soon cut off and we fly away." Job
8:9 "For we are but of yesterday and know nothing, because our days
upon earth are a shadow." Job 14:14
"If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will
I wait, till my change come." Psalms
90:4 "For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when
it is past and as a watch in the night." Ecclesiastes
9:12 "For man also knows not his time. As the fishes that are taken
in an evil net and as the birds that are caught in the snare, so are the
sons of men snared in an evil time when it falls suddenly upon them."
The time of both your birth
and death are already set. Nothing in the universe happens without foreknowledge.
Although God can keep you from death, God doesn't
override stupid decisions either, like
this fellow learnt. Some mistakes you just don't want to make.
You can know when it's time
for you to go. When memories of earlier times of your life are more prevalent
than importance of the present, you are getting close.
You can find out how old
you will live to by getting quiet
and asking yourself a question about it. If you don't like the answer you
can change it by having good reasons to, but usually these reasons will
be along with the age that comes to you. If it's real soon and you have
reasons for it not to be, think of these reasons and decide upon another
time for good reasons or decide to not go for many more years and perhaps
not at all, if you can handle that belief.
Though the times of living
and dying are appointed, they are not set in concrete.