Wisdom and foolishness, righteousness and wickedness
Devotional
by Charles Cameron
Published on May 13, 2024
Categories: Devotions

God’s Word For Every Day

Wisdom and foolishness, righteousness and wickedness

The contrast between wisdom and foolishness corresponds to the contrast between righteousness and wickedness (Proverbs 10:1,7). God calls us to be “the wise in heart.” He calls us to show forth “the fruit of a righteous person.” He calls us to be “a winner of souls” (Proverbs 11:19-30). If there are to be the fruits of righteousness, there needs to be the roots of righteousness. In words of warning and promise, we hear of the contrast between a life based on wickedness and a life based on righteousness: “A person cannot stand firm on a foundation of wickedness, and the roots of righteous people cannot be moved” (Proverbs 12:3). The connection between righteous roots and righteous fruits is emphasized in Proverbs 12:12 – “The roots of righteous people produce fruit.” The final outcome of righteousness is stated in Proverbs 12:28 – “Everlasting life is on the way of righteousness.” The Gospel brings hope for the future as well as guidance for the present. We look beyond our present life to the glorious blessing of everlasting life. We move in the direction of this great future, as, in our present life, we reaffirm our choice to walk “on the way of righteousness” with Christ, our great Saviour and Lord, leading us in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. As we walk with the Lord, we look forward to our ultimate goal – We will “dwell in the House of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6).

 

Charles Cameron, better known as Charlie to his friends, lives in Scotland and is a member of the Church of Scotland. He owns several Christian blogs found at the following links:

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1 Comment

  1. Elijah A Alexander Jr

    It’s written “there is a way that seemeth right but the end thereof is death.” Jesus Christ said (Paraphrased) “I am the only Way, the Truth and The Life back to Father YHVH,” now we MUST CHOOSE which of these 2 Paths are we on!

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