(Proverbs 3:16 KJV) Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
How many times have you seen someone do something really stupid and said to yourself, “What a fool”? Since I drive the freeways of California every morning I find myself saying that quite often. I often offer up a short prayer that the person immersed in selfish driving will live long enough to hear the gospel. When I see crazies on motorcycles zooming between lanes of traffic I recognize an accident waiting to happen.
There are different behaviors that have a promise of long life. Here it is based on the appropriation and application of wisdom. Wisdom leads you into situations and solutions that prolong life. Although I can see this applied to eternity, this talks about days not ages.
But then I looked and this is the same word used for ages.
So? Long and wonderful or cut short? Which is your choice? Seek wisdom. Seek the promise.