Watch the path of your feet
And all your ways will be established.
Do not turn to the right nor to the left;
Turn your foot from evil.
My wife and I love to walk. Walking is exercise, a time to unwind, talk and reflect.
Caroline Bay is our favourite walking place because it has established paths and the beach walk it offers.
Despite our familiarity with the path, we must carefully watch our steps. It could be uneven surfaces, cracks, broken glass, or pebbles that can cause you to lose your balance, roll your ankle and cause injury.
And so it is with our daily lives. We must always watch the path we are taking as Proverbs 4:26 begins.
It is primary for a Christian to walk the righteous path.
As a Christian, walking the righteous path is not just a recommendation but a primary responsibility.
It is a reflection of our faith and commitment to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
“And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness,” Paul urges in Romans 6:18
Proverbs 21:3 says, “To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.“
Evil is lurking everywhere. That is why we need to focus on our goal, who is Jesus Christ.
We should not turn to the left nor to the right.
Walking the righteous path means aligning our thoughts, words, and actions with the principles of love, compassion, forgiveness, and justice that Jesus exemplifies.
It involves making choices that honour God and reflect His character. It is about striving to live a life that is pleasing to Him and seeking His guidance in every decision we make.
However, it is essential to remember that walking the righteous path does not mean perfection. We are all imperfect beings. We can get waylaid.
And if we get waylaid, turn to the wrong path, the evil way, we must turn our foot from evil, Proverbs 4:27 says.
But the beauty of our faith lies in God’s grace and forgiveness. When we stumble, we must seek His forgiveness, learn from our mistakes, and continue moving forward on the righteous path.
Psalm 32:8: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
Choose and commit to righteousness.
Walking the righteous path is a decision and commitment to listen, learn, and follow the counsel of the Lord.
Walking the righteous path requires vigilance and intentionality. It means being mindful of the choices we make, the company we keep, and the values we uphold.
It may involve sacrifice, discipline, and standing firm in our convictions, even when faced with opposition or temptation.
Walking the righteous path is a transformative journey.
Ultimately, walking the righteous path is a transformative journey that requires constant growth, humility, and reliance on God’s strength.
It is an ongoing process of surrendering our will to His, trusting in His guidance, and allowing His love to shape and mould us into the image of Christ.
So, let us walk in righteousness, with our hearts set on pleasing and glorifying God in all we do.
It starts with watching the path that our feet are trodding on.