Is God A Spoil Sport?
Have you ever known someone who thinks God is a spoil sport?
He make rules so life can be boring and dull?
I’ve thought those very things before. But then I remembered that God actually LOVES me.
He desires my good ALWAYS and my SURVIVAL. And He connects obedience and long life.
He Gives Rules because He Loves Us
That’s why He gave His good rules for me to live by.
So life could be free, full, and fruitful.
Abundant… Alive…and Amazing.
He wants me to be FREE from disease; FREE from pain. And FREE from sickness.
Sometimes that won’t happen until HEAVEN.
A Little Heaven on Earth
But MUCH of the time we can experience it right here on earth.
How do I know?
Because the Bible tells me so.
And ONE of the KEYS is OBEDIENCE.
When we live life like God asks us to, it brings riches, honor, and LONG LIFE.
I’ll share 12 Bible Verses that Connect Obedience and Long Life.
#1. Ephesians 6: 1-3: Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.
#2. Exodus 15:26: And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer.”
#3. Exodus 23:25: “But you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst.
#4. Deuteronomy 5:33: “You shall walk in all the way which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you will possess.
#5. Deuteronomy 6:24: So the Lord commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God for our good always and for our survival, as it is today.
#6. Deuteronomy 7:15: “The LORD will remove from you all sickness; and He will not put on you any of the harmful diseases of Egypt which you have known, but He will lay them on all who hate you.
Six More Verses that Connect Obedience and Long Life
#7. Deuteronomy 11:1, 21: “You shall therefore love the Lord your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments…. so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.”
#8. Proverbs 3:1-2: “My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; For length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.
#9. Proverbs 3:16: Long life is in her [wisdom’s] right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.
#10. Proverbs 4:10: Hear, my son, and accept my sayings and the years of your life will be many.
#11. Proverbs 9:11: For by me your days will be multiplied, And years of life will be added to you.
#12. Proverbs 22:4: The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, honor, and life.
The Conclusion of the Matter
Remember. God desires your GOOD always and your SURVIVAL.
This comes through obeying His good Word. There really is a connection between obedience and long life.
God is good all the time. And He loves His children with an everlasting love.
To your wellness.
If you’d like a printable copy for future reference, you can download it here: 12 Bible Verses That Connect Obedience to Long Life.
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