1 Peter 3:10-11 (NKJV) For “He who would love life, And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. 11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it.
Life coaches, personal growth gurus, success and motivation celebrities… the world looks for “good days” in lots of places but rarely from the Good Book, the only place it can be found (f you want it to last).
Want to love life and see good days? Control your mouth. It’s the cause of most problems for most people.
Want to love life and see good days? Hate evil, turn away from it. Look for good things to be involved in.
Want to love life and see good days? Be a person of peace. Actively seek it. What does that mean? That means do everything within your reasonable power and opportunity to be at peace with others. You can be at peace by being patience, kind, offering forgiveness, seeking forgiveness, being unselfish and generous.
I guess that’s not enough for a top selling book or excitement-filled seminar…. But it’s enough if you want to love life and see good days.
Think It Over: In what ways are you seeking to love life and have good days? Ever tried giving the advice from the Bible a shot instead of Oprah, Phil, Zig or Joel?