But the path of the righteous is as the dawning light, That shineth more and more unto the perfect day. Proverbs 4:18 ASV
Our journey through life offers a myriad choices of roads to follow. The Bible says that there is a path, an illuminated highway where each step forward brings heightened clarity to our surroundings as well as our destination. It is the path of the righteous.
Righteousness simply means being right with God. To this end, we can never achieve this on our own because we are sinful and morally imperfect, whereas God is perfectly holy; a vast divide between God and man exists.
But God in His infinite Love sent a Bridge across the deep chasm of separation: God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, Who came into our sinful world as a man, to be one of us, to dwell among us, feel our hungers, our joys, our sorrows.
Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, was the ultimate sacrifice, Who bore all our sins and sicknesses in His body on the cross — the consummate act that made a way for us to be right with God . Through faith in Jesus that He accomplished this righteousness for us, and not by ourselves through our good works, we obtain our “right standing with God”, and the free gift of salvation and eternal life.
We have the choice to follow the shining path of the righteous or walk the other way.