Q. How long should we keep striving to hang on to this life. I am an old man and with all of the modern medical stuff I could stay around forever.
A: How long should be strive to put off the inevitable?
We are all getting old and "decrepit". We are all in the process of dying, some at a lesser rate than others but we are all headed for the grave, like it or not. So, how hard should we struggle to keep going? What are the benefits? We read prayers in the Bible thanking God for each day - but did you know, King David died at the age of 70 and the Bible says he was "full of years" -- so, from that perspective we are living past the "fullness of years", for it is written somewhere, Man has been allotted, three score and ten. I have seen some mighty old people, some pushing 100 and it is few that can care for themselves and they do not look so pretty. I hate getting old because it is limiting my activities and I have to constantly think about injuring myself or someone else because I cannot hold my end up, so to speak, but men have been trying to find the fountain of youth forever, the solution to this common problem, called, “old age”, YaHshua.
The real fountain of youth is YaHshua. He is our fountain of youth, our restorer, our healer, our comforter our Salvation with the promise of a new and better body fit for Life Eternal.
(Php 3:20-21) But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body.
YaHshua came in the flesh to experience what it is like to be human and to stand in for us, so to speak, and He remains our advocate in Heaven, able to testify on our behalf about the struggle we have between spirit and flesh -- he knows the difficulty, he has experienced it Himself and has become a just and fitting answer to our Salvation, our deliverance from this decaying body.
(Heb 4:15) For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin.