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1 Peter 3:10 For let him who wants to enjoy life and see good days [good—whether apparent or not] keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from guile (treachery, deceit). 11 Let him turn away from wickedness and shun it, and let him do right. Let him search for peace (harmony; undisturbedness from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts) and seek it eagerly. [Do not merely desire peaceful relations with God, with your fellowmen, and with yourself, but pursue, go after them!]

Psalm 34:12 What man is he who desires life and longs for many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. 14 Depart from evil and do good; seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it!

On two separate occasions, hundreds of years apart, the bible teaches us basic principles to have a good life.

The principles include:
1. Not speaking evil and lies.
2. Not doing evil.
3. Doing good and striving for peace.

Since out of the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses every word is established, according to 2 Corinthians 13:1, we can conclude these principles must be God’s truth.

It seems simple, but a lot of us have a difficult time with this. We’ll go to church, but gossip about others. We’ll read our bibles but call a professional athlete “trash.” We’ll say we forgive them but think about or act on ways to hurt them the same way they hurt us. This is not positioning us to see good days.

Activate these principles daily and enjoy the good life God desires to give you.


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Scriptures of the Day

May 2020
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