We have but one life here…It pays . . .to try and do things, and not merely to have a soft and pleasant time. (Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president)
Retirement seems to be the goal of most working people in America. Everything points to that—estate planning, savings accounts, even purchasing “forever homes” to be ready for the momentous day of leaving the work force. Roosevelt advises us not to look forward to “a soft and pleasant time” but to make good use of our time, even in retirement.
If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom (James 3:13).