Wednesday, September 14, 2022

The Righteous Will Be Blessed (Proverbs 13:25)


The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want. [Proverbs 13:25, ESV]

When life is about money, relationships, fame, or anything else that is worldly, there will always be something more that is desired. He who is rich will chase another dollar, one of easy virtue will always seek debauchery, and the glutton will always be in pursuit of his next meal. Where there is sin, there can be no satisfaction. The more one feeds his sinful desires, the stronger said desires become. The desires of the heart beget temptation, temptation begets sin, and sin begets death.

Those who walk in righteousness will not suffer want. Righteousness is selfless, loving, caring, and just. When our desires are just, when we seek to bless others over ourselves, when we pursue a life of service to the Lord, we will not desire to indulge in the desires of the flesh. We are cloaked in righteousness through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and through Him we are justified. As one walks in the Spirit, he will not crave the desires of the flesh.

Sin is more than we can handle alone. No one is righteous, not even one. Our sin will destroy us unless we accept the gift of salvation, given to us by Jesus Christ. When we receive said gift, the Holy Spirit dwells within us, and as we seek the Lord and His righteousness, sin loses its grip on us. We cannot be perfect, but that does not mean that we should not try.

When we are seeking the Lord in all that we do, we will have peace, we will have what we need, and we will not desire that which we do not have.

My life would be miserable if I did not seek the Lord. I would focus on my health, my loneliness, my insecurities, what I have done in the past, and my inability to restrain myself from sin. Through God, I am able to experience peace that surpasses all understanding, I am able to be content with what I have, and I am able to see every day as yet another gift from God.

Making the choice to dedicate my life to Christ (rededicate it, rather) was the best decision that I have ever made. I have seen the change in my heart, and I have felt the joy of the Lord even when I am suffering. God is so good, He always provides for me, He never forsakes me, He knows what is best for me, and He blesses me when I keep His commandments. If you have not made the decision to follow Christ, I encourage you to ask Him to be your Lord and Savior, and I encourage you to seek His Will for your life.

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