How to Live a Long Life

by | Aug 6, 2022

This life is short:

PSA 89:47 Remember how short my time is. 1CO 7:29   Brethren, the time is short. PSA 90:12 Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

The average lifespan for people in prosperous nations is 80 years = 29200 days / 4160 weeks / 960 months.

The Bible compares the brevity (briefness or shortness) of life to:  

  • Wind JOB 7:7
  • Flowers that fade away PSA 103:15, ISA 40:6-8, 1PE 1:24
  • Grass that dies PSA 37:2, 1PE 1:24
  • Nothing PSA 39:5
  • Hired servant JOB 7:1
  • Cloud that vanishes JOB 7:9
  • A passing day JOB 8:9
  • Passing shadow JOB 8:9, 14:2
  • Swift ships passing on the sea JOB 9:26
  • Eagle hurrying to it’s prey JOB 9:26
  • Dream JOB 20:8
  • Vision of the night JOB 20:8
  • Handbreadth PSA 39:5
  • Spilt water 2SA 14:14
  • Sleep that’s soon over PSA 90:5
  • Vanity (empty, futile) PSA 144:4
  • Vapor JAM 4:14. 

God has promised you a long life if you obey Him:

PSA 91:16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation. PRO 19:23 Obey the Lord and you will live a long life, content and safe from harm. The fear of the Lord leads to life. JOB 5:26 You will go to the grave at a ripe old age, like a sheaf of grain harvested at the proper time.

How to prolong your life:

PRO 3:1-2 Forget not My law; but let your heart keep My commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, they will add to you. 1KI 3:14 If you will walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David did walk, then I will lengthen your days. PRO 10:27 The fear of the Lord prolongs days: but the years of the wicked will be shortened. PSA 34:12-14 Who is the man who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.