WE HAVE A PART TO PLAY! (Requirement No. 1 -3)

1 Peter 3:10-11 ‘For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.’

Here Peter puts five requirements on us, as being essential prerequisites to enjoying life and good days!

Requirement No. 1: ‘Let him refrain his tongue from evil.’
Control your tongue! It works this way: – Influence comes through the mind, settles in the heart and finds expression through our words. If we are going to experience these good days and have a wonderful life, then we are going to have to bring our mouths into captivity. We are going to have to control the things we say. To control the tongue, you need to start by controlling the mind! (Then the heart and then the tongue!) A man who enjoys life and sees good days has his tongue reigned in! Remember, if we have our tongues in control we can have our entire beings in control! Don’t speak anything that isn’t fair, advisable, good, beneficial or useful. This is the pattern to enjoying life and seeing good days! One of the ways in which we undermine the good days is because of the negativity that flows out of our mouths.

Requirement No. 2: ‘Let him refrain…his lips that they speak no guile.’ 
This is very closely associated with Requirement No. 1. ‘Guile’ – means a bait, snare, deceit. It has to do with craft, deceit, and subtility! If we want to see good days, we have got to keep our lips and our tongues from speaking evil and anything that is not appropriate. This is the gateway to loving life and seeing good days! A man whose mouth is breaking him down the whole time isn’t going to experience a good and happy life. Requirement No. 1 and 2 both have to do with our speech!

Requirement No. 3: ‘Let him eschew (shun) evil.’
Eschew means to turn aside from something undesirable. To turn or bend away from it. Have done with evil! Therefore, it means to turn aside from evil! Evil word Evil actions Evil thoughts Evil attitudes! This is the gateway to loving life and seeing good days!

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