On Loving Life and Seeing Good Days

by Lynn D. Headrick

  I want to "love life and see good days" and I am sure that this is also your desire. Loving life and seeing good days does not come from the attitude which says, " I will live my life as I please. I will not take advice from anyone. I am my own person and I will not take instruction from anyone."  There is only one way that we can love life and see good days and that is by knowing and practicing that which is taught in the word of God!

  In this lesson, I want to select some thoughts from 1 Peter 2:13-3:12 which give divine wisdom for loving life and seeing good days.

(1) All who want to love life and see good days must obey the laws of the country in which they live, 1 Peter 2:13-17

Some refuse to obey the laws of the land and are now in jail as the result. The are not loving life and seeing good days. As we obey the laws of our nation and pray for our rulers we have a good conscience and this contributes to loving life.

(2) Those who work for others can love life and see good days by being obedient to those for whom they work, 1 Peter 2:18,19.

Some employers (bosses) are hard to work for because they are often arrogant and unreasonable.  However, when we, as Christians, work for others, we should manifest a kind, obedient, and helpful spirit. By so doing we may convert our boss to Christ.

(3) If we want to love life and see good days, we must refrain our tongues from evil and our lips that they speak no guile. 1 Peter 3:10,11.

Words of kindness to family members, associates, brethren in Christ, and to strangers bring happiness to us and to those who hear us. The biting, hurtful, and spiteful tongue creates a miserable situation. The tongue that commends, teaches, reproves in kindness, and compliments contributes greatly to loving life and seeing good days.


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