Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take. Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways. Over the next 9 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.
Here is day twenty-three with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of righteousness.
Walk a Path of Righteousness
“My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full.”
Proverbs 8:19-21 (NIV)
What does righteousness mean to you? How do you become righteous? What does your answer to that question say about how you should go about walking a path of righteousness? What would righteousness look like in a person’s daily walk? How would it impact the way you interact with friends? With strangers? With coworkers? With enemies? With anyone? What does your righteousness say about you relationship with God?
God makes it clear in His Word that there is no one who is righteous. Yet before you give up on walking this path of righteousness, I must point out that He also says that all who are in Christ have been clothed with His righteousness! As you pray, ask God to help you to see yourself both as you really are and as He sees you. Pray that you would daily choose to walk in His righteousness. Pray that God would fill you with wisdom to choose the way that is right in all of your dealings with people. Pray that the people around you would catch a glimpse of God’s righteousness as they watch you.