Genesis 47:9 KJV
And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
When Pharaoh asked Jacob his age he said 130 and then made these remarks;
· He had not lived as long as his fathers
· (But he did live longer than any of us will)
· His years, though long by modern standards, were few by his father’s standards
The Bible encourages us to number our days, to keep before us the brevity of our sojourn through life and to do so that we might apply ourselves to make the best use of every moment. There is no time for idle words or for things that profit little. Our life is a vapor that appears and vanishes. It must be well used while it is here.