Wednesday’s Word

He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour (Proverbs 21:21).

Do you desire life, righteousness and honor? The word translated “followeth” is defined as: to run after; to chase. To have life, righteousness and honor, we must pursue that which is right in the sight of God¬† and we must seek and show the mercy of God.

The word “futile” appropriately describes most of the lives lived in the world today. Many who desire a life of righteousness, refuse to seek where righteousness can be found; many who desire a life of splendor,refuse to seek where true splendor can be found; many who desire to live, refuse to seek life from the giver of life.

Satan offers life, but he cannot give life; Satan offers righteousness, but he cannot provide righteousness and Satan offers honor, but he cannot provide true honor.

James wrote: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning (James 1:17).

After whom are you following or running to obtain life; after whom are you following or running to obtain a life of righteousness and honor.Jesus promised: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (Matthew 7:7).

Put your trust and follow after the One who seeks to save the world, not the one who seeks to destroy the world.