“That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous; for the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.”
When we follow the steps of the righteous and stay on the path of righteousness, we will find life! As we set standards for our lives through God’s Word, we do not reject the sinner, but we reject the path they walk. We cannot partake of their lifestyle even in the least way as it leads to sin that the LORD called us to flee (2Timothy 2:21-22).
We are told in Psalms 1 that if we do not follow after the ungodly we are blessed. This is because our lives will find delight in God’s Word and we will be steadfast and produce spiritual fruit that will create a firm foundation upon Christ.
We must look to those who have gone before us as examples of walking after the righteous and we must pass their walk of faith along to our children and grandchildren; this will bring rest to our souls (Jeremiah 6:16). Those who walked by faith are now a great cloud of witnesses (Hebrews 12:1); that are our example. We must look at their walk of faith, focus on the integrity they lived by and live as they lived in uprightness. In so doing, this will contribute to our settled minds, guide our footsteps, gain good-will of our neighbors and please God. Even our families will rejoice and benefit in our walk as they learn the paths of righteousness and take their own walk before the LORD.
Prayer: Your Word tells us that if we walk uprightly, work righteousness and speak the truth in our hearts, then we abide in you. LORD, help us to take the paths of righteousness before you. Teach us the lessons of those who have been examples of faith so that our walk is straight before you. As we walk before you, your loving kindness is our faithful companion. LORD, let us reach out to those lost in sin, but keep our hearts through your Word so that our feet do not stumble in the path they are walking. LORD, you are the giver of abundant life; thank you for your precious love. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Connie Renfro ©