Tuesday – Pentateuch
Reading – Genesis 25-26
“Abraham lived for 175 years, and he died at a ripe old age, having lived a long and satisfying life. He breathed his last and joined his ancestors in death.”
Genesis 25:7-8 NLT
I mentioned a couple of days ago that I am not afraid of death.
That’s true – but…
I wouldn’t mind living a long life like Abraham.
Yes, I know I won’t make it to 175 like he did. But, I’d like to see my grandchildren grow up and I’d like to enjoy a good amount of retirement.
Too bad Abraham didn’t write down his secrets.
Or maybe he did.
We know from Genesis that he traveled (ch 12), wasn’t selfish (13:9), was generous (14:20), was faithful to God (15:6), was blessed by God (17:6), and completely trusted God (22:8-9).
I could go on about how he ate all natural food, worked hard, and acted wisely.
None of these things guarantee a long life. But what good is a long life without the second part – a satisfying life.
It’s true that I am looking forward to eternal life in heaven. But I want to live a satisfying life now.
I can tell you without a doubt that the closer I’ve walked with Jesus, daring to follow His lead, the more satisfying my life has been.
Is your life satisfying?
In what ways can you walk closer to Jesus?