Both are buried in the same dust — both eaten by the same maggots!
(Thomas Brooks, "Apples of Gold" 1660)
"What is your life? You are a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes!" James 4:14
Youth is as fickle as old age. Every day's experience tells us, that the young man's life is as much a vapor as the old man's is. The young man will find many graves of his length in the graveyard. As green wood and old logs meet in one fire — so young sinners and old sinners meet in one Hell and burn together!
When the young man is in his spring and prime, then he is cut off and dies: "One person dies in prosperity, completely comfortable and secure, the picture of good health, vigorous and fit. Another person dies in bitter poverty, never having tasted the good life. But both are buried in the same dust — both eaten by the same maggots!" Job 21:23-26.
"All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass!" Isaiah 40:6-7