The world has no spiritual understanding in matters of life or death. It considers old age a bad thing, and equates it with being feeble and fragile. This is the opposite of what God tells us. His will is for us to live long, healthy lives; as born-again, covenant people, we have every right to expect this. Long life is associated with seeking God, and seeking Him should be a lifestyle. The length and quality of our lives is up to us; we can take advantage of our right to long life by getting in the Word and pursuing a relationship with God. Receiving by faith our covenant right in this area allows us to live long and prosper.