Archive for April 8th, 2019

The Good Life

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Daniel

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Proverbs 3:1-2

“My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.”

The Lord’s Prosperity

The last entry I wrote on 2:16-19 mentioned people preaching a message other than Christ. One of those mentioned was “wealth and health,” which some have called a “Prosperity Gospel”. Something quite interesting about this passage is that some translations of the Bible mention long life and “prosperity.”  The Message puts it this way:

They’ll help you live a long, long time, a long life lived full and well.

Honestly, I like the way the KJV and others put it “For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.” Let us look at what remembering the Lord’s commands means:

Peace:

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep…

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VerseD: Psalm 24:1

The earth is the Lord ‘s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein
Psalm 24:1, ESV

We are not God. In fact, we are under God’s rule (even if we choose to obey Satan, instead.)

Turn to Creator. Obey Hos precepts and Son.