Add Years to Your Life

15 May

God’s Word:  Proverbs 4:10-15

God’s Message to Me:

Your life was My first gift to you.  Next I provided you with parents to love, nurture and train you.  Added to that there were teachers, preachers, Policemen, doctors, bosses, landlords, and various others to mold and guide your life.  Your assignment is to sift through all the advice you receive and accept the good and reject the bad.  This exercise will add years to your life.

You glean from the lives of others—their experiences and example you either emulate or ignore.   Follow the example of those who walk down Wisdom Road.  The map of their life will lead you to Righteous Road.  You can avoid the blind alleys and wrong turns of life by taking good advice to heart.

Don’t just be hearers of good advice and not doers.  That is foolish and will decrease years from your life.  The doctor’s wise advice is to eat healthy foods and exercise regularly.  Ignore that advice and decrease years from your life.  I gifted you with common sense to make wise choices—don’t relax your grip—don’t turn down wicked bypass.  I am honored when you take good care of My gift of life.

God’s Question to Me:  How will you honor Me today by your use of the gift of life that I gave you?

God’s Promise to Me:  The one who chooses to honor Me by the use of their gift of life—I will honor with the gift of eternal life.

My Song to God:   At Calvary  by William R. Newell  1895

Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died
On Calvary.
Refrain:
Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty
At Calvary.
By God’s Word at last my sin I learned;
Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned,
Till my guilty soul imploring turned
To Calvary.

Refrain:
Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty
At Calvary.
Now I’ve giv’n to Jesus everything,
Now I gladly own Him as my King,
Now my raptured soul can only sing
Of Calvary!

Refrain:
Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty
At Calvary.
Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span
At Calvary!

Refrain:
Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty
At Calvary.

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