Memorise: Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God' Psalm 3:2
Read: Psalm 3:1-2
Bible in one year: Isaiah 34-36
Gain is good but unjust gain is evil. Proverbs 1:19 says what the greedy
fellow calls gain is exactly what will take his life. Never take what
belongs to another! Greed has wrecked many ministries, leaders and
families. That benefit you think you are deriving from your evil act of
denying others what is rightfully theirs will snuff life out of you.
Have you unjustly cut down the benefits of your subordinates because you
believe they are at the receiving end? Return it today or face the
unpleasant consequences. If you want to live long and have peace in the
home, steer clear of greed!
Moreover to prolong your days, besides avoiding cheating other people;
you must love God with the totality of your being. Luke 10:27 says,
he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as
thyself." Your love for God must be total.' When your love for God is
total, you will find it almost impossible to do anything contrary to
what He likes. Do you love God? What is the degree of love you have for
Him? This love will also make you obey His voice. When you obey the One
who is your life (Colossians 3:4), you can be rest assured that He will
lengthen your days. In addition, Deuteronomy 30:20 connotes you must
cleave to Him like a leech. If you see someone who is attached to God,
you will know. His God-consciousness will thrill you. He knows God is
always with Him so he is very selective of the places he goes, what he
does and what he refuses to do. God's work and Word are given top
priority in his life.
According to 1 Kings3:14, for God to lengthen your days, you must walk
in His ways by copying the righteous character and deeds of our Lord
Jesus Christ. You must also keep His commandments - complying with all
His dos and avoiding all His don'ts. Is there anything God asked you to
do which is yet undone? You must never forget any of His laws but keep
them in your heart according to Proverbs 3:1-2. Surround yourself with
the scriptures. Besides these, as indicated in Psalm 21:4, don't forget
to ask for length of days to enable you serve Him and His people longer.
Don't be like Hezekiah who used his extension period to create trouble
for his family. Above all, ask for wisdom so that you can achieve God's
plan for your life.
Action point: Check through the Bible and list out 10 things you can do
to enjoy the long life God has promised you. Simply obey them.