Psalm 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Insight on the Word
A long healthy and happy life is the dream of mankind. God our creator placed us on earth with the desire to live, and a desire to live a long time! The Bible is the instruction book for a long and happy life.
Long life comes when we keep the commandments. “My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.” (Proverbs 3:1-2)
Long comes when we have wisdom and use understanding. “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.” (Proverbs 3:13, 16) On the other hand for those who disobey God’s Word, “the way of transgressors is hard.” (Proverbs 13:15)
Long life is promised when we honour our father and mother. “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.” (Exodus 20:12)
This life does not have to be lived alone in our own strength. God promises: “And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.” (Isaiah 46:4) All along life’s journey God “hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5)
God promised to show us His “salvation.” The word salvation is an all-inclusive word, gathering into itself all the redemptive acts and processes. It includes deliverance, health, help, welfare, safety, victory, defense, avenge, rescue, and preservation. With God on our side providing this kind of salvation, we can truly live a long satisfied life!
Speak the Word — I will live a long life fully satisfied in the Lord! (Psalms 91:16)
Daily Bible Reading — 1 Samuel 29 – 31