Psa 34:12-14, 12 What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? 13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. 14 Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
To desire many days, you cannot circumvent the 5th commandment, the 1st and the only one with a promise in relation to doing good, Exo 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you” (Eph 6:1-3).
Why do we have a rebellious generation, it is because of the lack of keeping this commandment starting at home. We can trace many of our children’s problems to this. While long life is not guaranteed to particularly obedient children, overall obeying opens doors to greater things. Those that do their duty to their parents are most likely to be left with inheritance, covered, blessed, prayed for by their parents. And those that support their aging parents and love their neighbors shall find that God, the common Father, will support them. We show our honor for God by doing what He has called us to do and we trust Him for better days.
Deu 30:19-20, “19… I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 20 that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”