This week, I have a chance to know the secrets of having a long life; and it is not a secret after all, it is open to public who wants to have a long quality life according to the Bible from the teaching of our Undershepered, Pastor David Sumall of Cathedral of Praise (cathedralofpraise.com.ph), let me share it to you.
The Seven ways to have a long life:
- Honor your Father and Mother- Believe it or not this is the first way to have a long life and it is written in the Bible in Ephesians 6:2-3 Honor your father and mother - which is the first commandment with a promise-that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." If you want to live a long life you must honor not only your father or mother but both of them.
- Listen to your father and mother- As a parent, I am happy to know that this includes here. It is so easy do to if you truly honor your father and mother. It says in Proverbs 3:1-2 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. What a promised it will prolong our life and a prosperity!
- Respect God / Fear of the Lord - The fear of the Lord clearly says that it adds numbers to your life. Proverbs 10:27 The fear of the Lord adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short. Which is your choice fear the Lord or be wicked?
- Obedience to Gods commands - Of course if you have fear of the Lord, nothing can stop you to obey his commands and it says in Deuteronomy 6:2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by obeying all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.
- Wisdom- Proverbs 9:10 -11 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through me your days will be many and years will be added to your life. Who loves wisdom finds life. That's so clear right?
- Life that worship God- As your life goes on, you have to have a life that worship God and if you do that he will bless your life. Exodus 23:25 Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you. So good to know that God bless us not only prosperity but he will not give us sickess when we worship him.
- Take care of your body- If you love your life you have to take care of your body. Don't smoke, don't drink alcohol. Drink your vitamins and do your exercise. The Bible says we have a life length of seventy years and it is your responsibility to take care of your body. Psalm 90:10 The length of our days is seventy years- or eigthy, if we have strength; yet their span is trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass and we fly away.
Everyone wants a long life, and it's clear in the Bible on how to do, just easy as one to seven ways to do it. Enjoy long life!