Proverbs 9:10-12 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased. If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
How long do you want to live? Every person may answer that question just a little differently.
The first thing most people will think of is, “I want to live forever.” However, what if you were living with a life threatening disease, causing you unbearable pain daily? What if you were confined to a bed for the rest of your days, and could never walk, or talk, or move? Would you still want to live forever?
A little girl was once asked how long she might want to live. She said, “I want to grow real old.” When asked how old, she said, “Real old, at least 40 or 45.”
Living life means different things to different people. What should matter most is not the length of life, but the life lived. Life is more than counting down a number of weeks in a year. Life is meant to be lived. When we gain the wisdom of who God is, and make Him first in our life, not only do we get to live forever, we also LIVE LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY forever. Our life takes on a new meaning. Telling people of how our Saviour works in our life brings us a new joy, as we live life in Him.
What a waste of a life to live in anger and hate all the time. Always looking for something wrong. Always living to find a problem in life. Then at the end of life, what have you done? You’ve not only made life difficult for all the people around you, but you yourself have been miserable the entire time as well.
Our verses today say, “if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.” If you complain, you’ll bear the heart of a complainer. Live in joy and peace. Live for the joy of serving Jesus. Living right means really living! It’s not the days of our life which matters, it’s the life that we’ve lived in those days.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
2 Samuel 11 – 14 / Proverbs 9:10-12
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Judges 8-9 / Luke 12:1-34
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