The Secret to a Long Life… in the Bible

Via Stocksnap
Via Stocksnap

I recently read an NPR article titled Secrets of the Very Old and Healthy.  To summarize the NPR article – the secret to longevity to simply being active. Scientists have figured out that aging gracefully has a lot to do with staying active. I believe that being active is one key to long life, but the Bible gives us even more powerful tools for longevity.

In the book 65 Promises for Your Child, there are lat least five other ways to secure a long life. These promises can be found in Exodus 20:12, Proverbs 3:13-16, Psalm 91:16, Proverbs 10:27, and Deuteronomy 11:21. Below are at least five Biblical ways to ensure a long life:

– Honoring your father and mother

– Seeking wisdom

– Setting your love on God and knowing His Name

– Fearing the Lord

– Speaking and displaying God’s Word in your home

Let’s never forget that only God can satisfy us with long life and show us his salvation.

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