“The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.” – Proverbs 10:27
M46 Challenge: Talk to your children about how God will protect them and lengthen their days by respecting God and His Word. Talk about how much God loves them, and how He will always protect them as they stay under His loving arm of protection.
Psalm 91 teaches that those who live a quiet life of pursuit of His will are protected from evil, while those who pursue worldly priorities of pleasure and self-fulfillment are subject to greater pressures and anxieties and more prone to fewer days. To doubters I’d ask, “if we commonly accept the correlation of stress and mortality, why not then as readily accept a correlation between peace and longevity?” After all, do we not associate being at peace as His follower with the path to eternal life?
And so, do not confuse the promise of longer days in just this earthly life, rather, consider our opportunity to be eternally delivered from evil.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for always protecting me and my family. I stand on your promise that a thousand can fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand, but it shall not come near my dwelling! Thank you for blessing my child with long life, and a life full of peace and prosperity. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Thoughts: “…and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil…” See Matthew 6:5-14
Tomorrow we’ll continue with Proverbs 10 and consider “righteous strength.”
Keep it Lit,