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Advice from a Multi-Centenarian

by Heather Tietz

Oh that there were such a heart in them that they would fear me and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!

Deuteronomy 5:29

“Don’t look at the calendar. Just keep celebrating every day.”

“Pain is mysterious, and having fun is the best way to forget it.”

“To stay healthy always, take the stairs and carry your own stuff!”

Centenarians have advice. They’ve had a lot of life to acquire it!

God is a galactic centurion. He’s been around longer than any of us. Deuteronomy 5:29 is His great cosmic sigh, His best advice for His wandering children. “Respect Me. Obey My laws. Life and eternity will go well for you and your families if you do.”

Respect for God is the start of living right. It’s wisdom, that’s what Solomon said in Proverbs 9:10. Want to know what choices to make in life? Put everything through the sieve of God-fear. Whatever desires, ambitions, purchases, conversations can’t press through, perhaps should be left behind. If you wouldn’t wish it, do it, plan it with Jesus in the room, then perhaps it isn’t right, it isn’t righteous.

Long life is a gift from God. Respect God, and live to its fullest.