1 Peter 3:10a ‘For he that will love life, and see good days…’

TLB: ‘If you want a happy good life…’

AMP: ‘For let him who wants to enjoy life and see good days…’

This seems abundantly evident that God has made it possible for His children to enjoy life and have good days! What do you understand by enjoying life and seeing good days? – Being exceedingly poor or rich does not necessarily make for enjoying life and seeing good days! (Balance: enough to give some away so as to meet great needs.) God’s plan for us to have a good life. Not sowing our wild oats a good time serving God. God wants to bless His children. Let me illustrate this from the Old Testament:

Deuteronomy 11:18-21 ‘Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.’

What are good days? They are days as heaven upon earth. This involves: Deuteronomy 11:8-27
a) Possessing our inheritance (Verse 8)
b) Living a long time in God’s fullness (Verse 9)
c) Rain – literal and spiritual (Verse 14)
d) Days of heaven on earth (Verse 21b)
e) Victory over the enemy (Verse 23)
f) Faith in God’s promises (Verse 24)
g) No fear of man (Verse 25)
h) Blessing (Verse 27)

Let’s briefly look at a couple of other scriptures.

Old Testament:

Jeremiah 29:11 ‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.’

God has got good things in mind for us.

Joshua 1:8 ‘This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.’

Surely if this was in God’s mind for the Old Testament people, should we expect even more in the New Testament:

New Testament:

John 10:10 ‘The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.’

God plans for us to have happy and good days! That’s just like God! But there is a price ticket!

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