It simply says that whoever follows righteousness finds these four things
When you think about all of those benefits, who wouldn’t follow after righteousness, right? The opposite of righteousness is wickedness. Drawing from our verse, whoever follows after wickedness will find these four things –
These are definitely not out comes that anyone would desire, but the fact of the matter is, in the heat of the moment it’s often easier to do what is wrong than to do what is right. It often feels good at the time, but down the road the wicked acts that we sow will reap a harvest and it’s won’t be pleasant.
God’s word tells us that the heart of man is wicked and there is no righteousness in it. As a result, we have to rely on God’s help and direction in order to pursue it.
My prayer for today is to pursue righteousness in so that I may reap the blessings of God.
Prayer: Father, help me to pursue righteousness today and everyday. Help me to lay aside my wants and desires and live according to your word and your will for my life. When I do so, you said in your word that I will receive mercy, life, righteousness, and honor. Amen.