The Paths of the Righteous and Wicked
September 23, 2018 | Wes McAdams
Passage: Proverbs 4:14-19
A lot of the proverbs contrast the way of the righteous and the way of the wicked. What does righteousness look like? What does wickedness look like? What are the results of walking on either path?
The book of Proverbs teaches that if you live an upright, righteous, and wise life, things tend to work out well for you. So it is very easy to think the proverbs are simply teaching us to live well because it is “practical” to do so. But from the beginning to the end, the message is that we should live well because it is pleasing to the Lord. The fear of the Lord must be the driving factor behind wise living.