The Path Of The Just

Proverbs 4:18-19

There are two paths in life to choose from, the path of the just and the way of the wicked; and each leads to an eternal destination.

Proverbs describes the path of the just as one of wisdom, discretion, and righteousness. In contrast, the path of the wicked is one of folly, recklessness, and immorality. Now the foundation of individuals on the path of the just is the fear of the Lord; those who choose the way of the wicked do not take God into account at all, or merely give Him glancing notice. The path of the just is prescribed by God himself, while the way of the wicked is subject to the whim of the enemy of your soul, whether you realize it or not. It is written in proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”  For you to fear God is to stand in awe of Him; to revere and honor Him. That attitude towards God is uncommon in contemporary society, where it is popular not only to ignore God but even to position oneself against Him. The lord Jesus pointed out that not many would choose the path of the just. In Matthew 7:13-14, Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. The fact that few find it is not because the path is unmarked or hard to access; it is because few choose it.

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It is not hard to distinguish the path of the just from the way of the wicked. As you go through life, you see people on each path. The path of the just is seen as being restrictive while the path of the wicked is seen as the way of life. However, the reality is that real liberty exists on the path of the just. Remember, Jesus said, strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life the path where “anything goes” leads to destruction.

In Matthew 7:21-23 Jesus said  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. If you want your journey on earth to end at eternal life in heaven then choose the path of the just; because the path of the wicked leads to eternal destruction in hell.

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