In His infinite wisdom, the Lord has laid out some principles that can lengthen the days of our lives and give us more time to serve Him on earth. Consider these passages that we are given in God's Word, which speak of extending our life span.

1. In each of these Scriptures, what is the key to living a long life?
  a) Deuteronomy 4:40
  b) Proverbs 3:1-2
  c) Proverbs 9:10-11
  d) Proverbs 10:27
  e) Ezekiel 18:21
  f) Ephesians 6:2-3

2. According to Ecclesiastes 7:17 and Psalms 55:23, is it possible to die before your time?
  Explain your answer using these verses.
  Name someone in the Bible who died prematurely because of disobedience, and tell how that person died.

3. According to John 10;10, another source of a premature death is
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4. Read Deuteronomy 28:21, 61-62. What happened to the people who would not obey the voice of God?

5. Read Proverbs 3:13-16. What will be the result in the life of a person who finds wisdom?
  One area of our lives in which we should seek wisdom concerns the way to take proper care of our bodies. Eating habits and exercise will definitely affect our body's ability to live a long and healthy life.  

6. Psalm 34:12-14 asks the question, "Who wants to live a good long life?" What guidelines has the author given us in these verses?

7. The man in Psalm 91:16 will fill out the measure of his days, and he will be fully satisfied with his life, content to go on to his heavenly home when the time comes. According to verse 14, why will the Lord give this man such a nice long, satisfying life?
  In addition, what other blessing has the Lord promised such a man? (vs. 16)
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