by Jerry Vines

I Peter 3:8-17
"Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of ano-
nother, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering
evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing:
knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a
blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him
refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they seek no guile:
Let him eschew, that is turn away from evil, and do good; let him
seek peace, and ensue it or pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord
are over the righteous, and his ears are upon their prayers: but
the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he
that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But
and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not
afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord
God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every
man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness
and fear. Having a good conscience; that, whereas they may speak
evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse
your good conversation in Christ. For it is better, if the will of
God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing."
I want you to move back to the tenth verse and I want you to
underline these statements. "He that will love life and see good
days". That is my theme, that is my subject for my message this
morning. How you can love life and see good days. I think that
is the desire of every one of us today. I think all of us want
to live life to its fullest and we want our days to be as good and
as wonderful and as happy as they can possibly be.
Yet having said that I recognize the fact that for many people
they do not love life and they do not see many good days. Solomon
you remember was a man who had everything materially a person
could enjoy. When Solomon was on the ...

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