Truth is often found in contrasts… This morning during my time of “coffee with the Lord” I was reminded of a truth taught by contrast… Here it is…
“The path of the righteous is like the first light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day!”
“The way of the wicked is like deep darkness [some versions – “deepening darkness”], they do not know over what they stumble.” (From Proverbs 4:18-19)
Check out the pics I’ve posted… I’d express the truth this way…
“THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS” – BRIGHTER AND BETTER!
“THE WAY OF WICKEDNESS” – DARKER AND DANGEROUS!
When I decided to follow the Lord and trust Him I found that suddenly life began to make sense – there was a purpose! What was once a puzzle – a “muddle” – suddenly began to have meaning! Not only that, it got better and better (even in the face of what I didn’t fully understand! In the worlds of an old gospel song… “If it keeps getting better and better, O Lord, I don’t know what I’m going to do!” My pathway? Brighter and better!
On the other hand… another illustration: I’m a runner and always cringe a bit when I see a fellow runner leave late in the day, as it is getting dark, on a run. Not a good choice! I’ve had some bad experiences! As they run it will get darker and darker, and depending on the length of their run, it will probably be dangerous the longer they run. My experience? I’ve taken some bad falls over things I could not see! The pathway of the wicked – those who choose to go their own way? Darker and dangerous!
I’m glad I chose to go “God’s way” – the way of righteousness! Hey, it’s getting brighter and better! It’s the way of blessing!