The Good Life


     Many false definitions of what the good life consists have been foisted upon humanity.  At the heart of each of these erroneous definitions is the rejection of the wise counsel to “fear God and keep His commandments” (Ecclesiastes 12:13).

     Psalm 128 begins with another divine explanation of the good life.  It reads, “Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways.  When you eat the labor of your hands, you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.  Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house, your children like olive plants all around your table.  Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord (vv. 1-4).

     “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:6).  It is the abundant life.  It is the good life.

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