- A Journey Of Life, Love And Little With Righteousness | TwoTen Magazine.
- You are here.
- Dogs at War: True Stories of Canine Courage Under Fire.
Righteous Cheese is an outgrowth of that passion — bringing unique and uncommon cheeses to local food-lovers and helping them navigate the cheese counter. Carolyn sees cheese as means of learning about the world—regionally, culturally, historically, and anthropologically. She believes that every cheese has a story, from farm to table. I love how something so delicious can also tell a story of a community, a culture, a history and a land. Plus, cheese tastes pretty damn good! All rights reserved.
Last time, we dealt with God as our leader, but we now examine the crux of this passage: the path of righteousness. We are asked to trek down the path of righteousness, so what exactly is this righteousness? God is always perfectly right and acts accordingly, which means He can be trusted. There is no dichotomy within Him, so we can wholly rely on Him. We never have to guess regarding His character because He can always be trusted even when we do not understand the specifics of why He is doing certain things in our lives.
Part of this righteousness, though, is what God expects of His people. God is righteous and expects righteousness of us. Now, we cannot live up to His perfect standards, which is why He sent His Son to die for us. Even as Christians under the righteousness of Christ, there are still expectations of us as children of God. Keeping on the Path.
When I think of the path of righteousness I envision a smooth, paved road with two differing obstacles on either shoulder. Off the road to the left is ground that is extremely rocky.
You can still move in the direction of sanctification but the travel is much slower than God desires for us. This would include the smaller hindrances we allow into our lives that slow our spiritual walk.
- Things to consider: Handbook for Life;
- A Journey Into the Righteous, Risk-Averse World of Faith-Based Films;
- Death on the Maid of the Mist (A Cadogan Cain Mystery Book 4);
Roaming off the path in that direction would certainly cause injury and at least temporarily stop our movement altogether. How can we make certain we are remaining on the path? How can we tell if we are allowing sin to creep in? This verse tells us that it illuminates our path, so we can see clearly. First, he directs us to seek the right path, the paths of righteousness, i.
Making Righteous Choices at the Crossroads of Life
Pilgrim's Progress is full of different ways people can choose to travel. But there is only one that leads to the Celestial City. Jesus talked about two roads: the broad road that leads to destruction and the narrow road that leads to life. Matthew ,14 The broad road leads to self-destructive behavior through wrong choices. It is characterized by foolishness. The narrow road is characterized by wisdom. The broad road is easy to find and therefore attracts a lot of travelers. The narrow road requires us to seek it out if we are to find it.
We have to be looking for it if we want to get onto it. When we travel into unknown territory we need to know where to find what we are looking for or we will miss it. We have to be intentional about life. We won't just stumble onto the right path in life. The road referred to by the 23rd Psalm is called the paths of righteousness because it is the road that we can trust will lead us to our destination. It is the King's Highway - it has his name on it - "for his name's sake.
It requires right action and fair dealing. It is paved with the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. How do we know that we are on the right road? Is our life pointed in the direction of seeking to produce the fruit of the Spirit? General Josiah Bunting, Commandant of Virginia Military Institute, said that the goal of his college was to teach men and women character. He criticized faculty members who were only interested in teaching subjects that improved SAT scores.
He wanted faculty who were committed to helping their students become leaders.
God’s Righteousness with Me – Heart of the Journey
To do that they must model character, for it cannot be taught, only learned through emulation. He pointed to Philippians as the content of that character: "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.
The Lord guides us in the paths of righteousness through bringing us into contact with people of character whom we want to emulate. We all need mentors, whether they be contemporaries or historical figures, who inspire us to travel on the right road in life. Secondly, he provides the right map for the journey of discovery. It is so very easy to get lost on the way by taking the wrong turn, by being distracted by the sights, by not concentrating on where we are going.
All of us get lost from time to time. That is why we need a map to keep us on track, to help us find our way back. Its light warns us of the dangers to avoid so that we can drive safely.