Pr. 2:20 “So you may walk in the way of goodness, and keep to the paths of righteousness.”
We are encouraged to walk on paths of righteousness. Have you ever thought about where that path ends? The next verse tells us that we will one day present ourselves to God.
Ro. 6:12-13: “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.”
We all sin, but Paul reminds us that sin should not have dominance in our lives. We should not blindly follow and obey our lusts.
We present ourselves before our living God. Does that fact make you want to change anything about your life? Jesus made us His righteousness when He took our sins. We are called to be instruments of that righteousness.
Not only will our path lead to the Lord, but while we’re on that path our lives are being examined. Our children are learning how to live by watching us. Our family is taking notes as we walk along. Our friends are looking for hope. Our acquaintances are watching for discrepancies.
Let’s make sure that goodness is before us on the path before we step. If you see a dark spot on the road before you, don’t step there. Look for the light beside it. The Lord always offers us a way around the darkness! Keep to the paths of your Savior and you will present yourself a living sacrifice to your Father and to Jesus Christ who laid down His life for us all.
The path of righteousness doesn’t buy our way into heaven. The only way is through Jesus. However, the path of righteousness will be a witness of our love for Christ and will help us point others to Him.
Walking toward the light,