Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor. – (Proverbs 21:21, NIV)
People who try hard to do good and be faithful will find life, goodness, and honor. – (Proverbs 21:21, ERV)
Whoever goes hunting for what is right and kind finds life itself – glorious life! – (Proverbs 21:21, MSG)
Whoever pursues justice and treats others with kindness discovers true life marked by integrity and respect. – (Proverbs 21:21, VOICE)
We reap what we sow, so as we seek to do good and be faithful, we find life that is full of God’s goodness. This does not mean that all will be sunshine and roses, but it does mean that we will know and experience God’s unending faithfulness and His perfect peace, no matter what comes our way. May we ever pursue justice and treat others with kindness, for it is through a faithful life that we find goodness and integrity.
Lord, help us pursue,
What is good and right;
Lead us in kindness,
Through each day and night.
Help us treat others,
The way You designed;
With honor, respect,
To always be kind.
Lead us forever,
In Your faithfulness;
So all may experience,
Hope through graciousness.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You call us to pursue righteousness and love, for it is through doing so that we discover the goodness of Your grace and faithfulness to us. Forgive us for the times that we have lacked love or kindness. Teach us to listen to Your leading so that we may love in all things and at all times. Show us how to extend what is right and kind to those around us and make Your love tangible to all. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we pursue a life of righteousness and love. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23:6