Live Long And Prosper
NOVEMBER 09, 2021
KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Proverbs 9:10-11 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.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
I remember as a young boy watching a TV Science Fiction show, where one of the characters would often say, “Live Long and Prosper Captain.” It seemed like every time he would walk away to be beamed somewhere or to be separated for an extended time, he would say those words. What did he mean? “Live Long…” How does a person go about doing so? How do you live long? What is long? Is it 30 years, 50 Years, 100 years, or 200 Years? What would be considered long? So, If I were to walk up to you and say Live Long! What would go through your mind? Then there is, “And Prosper…” Prosper at what? Prosper in your job, your status in the community, wealth. What does it really mean to prosper?
Well, I do not have all the answers to all the questions that may be running through your mind right now. However, I can offer this. Our verses today say the beginning of wisdom is to fear, or reverence, the Lord. If you really want to have the wisdom it takes to survive in today’s world, you need to know Jesus. Why? Well, because He is Omniscient. That means He is ALL KNOWING. Need an answer? Ask someone who is All Knowing. He should have an answer. Today’s verses go on to say by doing so you will live longer. Your days shall be multiplied and the years of your life increased. How long will that be? We do not know. Nevertheless, it is a promise most people would want to have. Most people want a good long prosperous life. One that is as long as it can possibly be. So then, it stands to reason that with God on our side we may, “Live Long and Prosper.”
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
You may be wondering how living day by day as God leads is a prosperous life. Well, if you are in communication constantly with someone who knows all the answers to every question which ever was or will be, don’t you think this is sort of like “Insider Trading?” You have an inside track on a life that will glorify and please God who is the giver of all good gifts. Even though sometimes God might say in essence, “You don’t need to know today.” Even that is the right answer. To Know God is To Know Peace.
GOD TALKING TO ME: NOVEMBER 01, 2021
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Ezekiel 3-5 / Psalm 109:1-13 / Proverbs 9 / Romans 6, 7
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Jeremiah 35-37 / Hebrews 1-2
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