living long and strong

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living long and strong

Deuteronomy 34:5-7 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 34:5 So Moses the servant of Yahveh died there in the land of Moab, according to Yahveh’s word.
Deuteronomy 34:6 He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab facing Beth-peor, and no one to this day knows where his grave is.
Deuteronomy 34:7 Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died; his eyes were not weak, and his vitality had not run away from him.

living long and strong

A few months ago, my wife’s mother died, a wonderful strong woman who had outlasted several husbands raised six children. I think about her today as I read these words about Moses. He died at a very old age, but the biblical author explains that his death was “according to Yahveh’s word” — not due to weakness or loss of vitality.

We should all seek to take care of ourselves, taking every measure we can to see that our lives are not cut short due to carelessness. Our sky Father wants us to live long and fruitful lives — lives that reflect his power.

Lord, may we live to reflect your power, and die according to your word.

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