Thursday, March 02, 2006

Proverbs 3:2

"For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee." ~Proverbs 3:2

What does the THEY refer to? Look at verse 1, "My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments."

So, we may deduce from this that if we are a students of the Word of God, the Bible, that we will have a greater chance of having a longer peaceful life than those who do not study/heed the Bible.

Obviously, death comes at all ages. But think about it. If we heed biblical principles, we are not going to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, putting us at risk for premature death. We are not going to expose our bodies to things that could cause a disease process. We are not going to be a part of a gang and be at risk for gang related violence. These are just a few examples of how obeying God's Word will protect us from dangerous and unhealthy situations.

But-this conditional promise gives us hope of one more thing. Not just a longer life, but PEACE during the life we do have. No matter how long we get to live, those days can be filled with peace. How to get peace? Be in God's Word. Don't forget it. Keep it in our hearts.

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