The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing. The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil. The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land. The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out. The lips of the righteous know what is fitting, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse. – Proverbs 10:28-32
Solomon’s case for us to strive to live our lives in righteousness is very convincing. His argument is simple, yet very powerful. The righteous man and woman of God will achieve more, have more, and know in full measure the love and blessings that come from the Father. This promise from God spells out to us a convincing case for any believer to strive to live in righteousness.
These things are proven true in those people who align their lives to the will of God. I see this play out every day in the lives of the faithful. They have surrendered their lives to God, have obediently submitted to living for Him. Because of this, theyare filled with the blessings mentioned in the proverbs. They have safety and security, knowing that God is working each day for their good. They possess levels of wisdom and perspective that those who live on their own abilities simply don’t have. And they have a heavenly joy that nothing and no one on earth can possibly touch because it is made complete by the Holy Spirit.
Whether you are a lifelong believer or just coming to realize the significance of your faith, these things can describe your life today. You are empowered through your righteousness to do greater things, in by His direction you do these things each day. This is nothing surprising or unexpected – it is the expectation on which you can rely because it is the promise of God spoken over your life.
Because this is given to you by the Father, it is my prayer that you will maximize its benefits in your life through all that you say and do. May God bless you and sustain you today. May He keep you safe, give you creativity and insight into your work, joy and peace in your rest, and above all the gift of love that can only come from Him. Know that in every moment of your day, as you move to and from the many things you must accomplish today, God is there with you, blessing you abundantly. Use that knowledge to make every moment count, bringing Him glory and honor every step of the way.