"At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever..." -
Daniel 4:34, ESV
To come to the end of such days is to come to ourselves and our senses with a perspective that us seldom gained in the ivory towers of self deception and arrogance.
"Surely a man goes about as a shadow!
Surely for nothing they are in turmoil;
man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!"
- Psalm 39:6 ESV
There is so little pay back for the turmoil we create over fleeting things. We are Shakespearean in our much ado about nothing and the price is high.
We must come to the end of our delusions and face our realities. At that point, we stand on the level ground of reason and can be elevated to the higher ground of faith.