Righteousness

One of the verses we looked at last week was Proverbs 16:8, “Better is little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.” A life lived pursuing righteousness has innumerable benefits even within our finances. The next verse in Proverbs 16 says this, “The heart of man plans his way but the Lord establishes his steps.” What is the meaning of these words? What is the book of wisdom teaching here? God actively directs our paths. He sovereignly reigns over the daily happenings of our lives and he can be trusted to guide the very steps we take. The righteous have the privilege of walking on ground so secure that even when we fall we are upheld by the Lord. Living a life of discipleship means having a heart more and more aligned with the law of God so that when our hearts make plans they too align with where God has established our steps. The more of God and His law that is in our heart the more freedom we have to make decisions and plans and not slip because they will be guided by Him. I pray you are convinced of the value of growing in Jesus Christ as we worship him through song and proclaiming His Word.  - Pastor Andrew