The Artscroll Stone Chumash on page 80, note 11, says the following:

באים בימים - Coming with [their] days.

The Zohar says, "Each day in a person's life carries with it it's own challenge and mission. What is to be accomplished today cannot be postponed to tomorrow, because tomorrow has it's set of things to do."

Does anyone know where the Zohar mentions this?


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While I'm unable to find the teaching in precisely the form presented by ArtScroll, it can be deduced from what is found in the Zohar HaQadosh, Parashat WaYera 103A:

מַאי בָּאִים בַּיָּמִים. שִׁעוּרִין דְּיוֹמִין דְּאִתְחֲזֵי כְּדֵין לְהוּ, חַד מֵאָה וְחַד תִּשְׁעִים, עָאלוּ בְּיוֹמִין שִׁעוּרָא דְּיוֹמִין כְּדְקָא יָאוֹת.

מַה זֶּה בָּאִים בַּיָּמִים? הַשִּׁעוּרִים שֶׁל הַיָּמִים שֶׁאָז נִרְאוּ לָהֶם, הָאֶחָד מֵאָה וְהָאֶחָד תִּשְׁעִים, נִכְנְסוּ בַיָּמִים הַשִּׁעוּר שֶׁל הַיָּמִים כָּרָאוּי.

If "the count of their days properly included all the days of their lives", it can be understood that they made extraordinary use of their time.

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