1/ HAVE FAITH IN THE CREATOR GOD – OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS
Proverbs 9:10-11 The first steps to wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and knowledge of the Most Holy One is understanding. For through Me your days will be increased and years will be added to your life.
Proverbs 24:14 Seek wisdom, if you find it your thread of life will not be cut short.
Deuteronomy 6:2 Keep all Gods commandments… that you may enjoy long life.
2/ ASK THE LORD FOR HIS PLAN FOR YOU AND DO IT
Proverbs 10:16 The reward of the good leads to life.
3/ STUDY HIS WORD AND FELLOWSHIP WITH LIKE MINDED OTHERS
A church family supports and encourages you.
4/ KEEP HEALTHY
Take regular exercise. Eat healthy food. Get sufficient sleep. No drugs. Keep clean and regular. Especially keep your teeth clean and in good repair. Moderation in everything.
5/ HAVE A LOVING SPOUSE, WITH THE SAME BELIEFS AS YOURS.
Proverbs 5:18-19 Let your fountain, the spouse of your youth.. be blessed. Their love will satisfy you at all times.
6/ RESPECT YOUR PARENTS
Deuteronomy 5:16 Honour your father and mother, so that you may enjoy long life.
7/ DON’T TAKE BRIBES
Proverbs 15:27 He who spurns a bribe will enjoy long life.
8/ REFUSE ILL-GOTTEN GAIN
Proverbs 28:16 He who detests ill-gotten gain will live long.
9/ HAVE THE RIGHT PARENTAGE
If you have a good genetic predisposition for longevity, then you are blessed.
Whatever your lot, praise God for your life and endure as St Paul did.
we will all die and this time on earth is a time of testing to see whether we will honour God and His ways.
Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29)