There is protection and security when we are following God’s laws. Now, don’t misunderstand, that doesn’t mean that everything turns up roses. There can be extreme difficulties for those who are following the Lord. But hear me, in the end we will have the victory. God’s Word is truth and it declares that righteousness will guard us. Why? Because we serve the One who is known as the Sun of Righteousness. “But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.” Malachi 4:2
“Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. A person’s riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes. The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out. Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.” Proverbs 13:6-10
So, righteousness is the answer and the way we embrace it is to follow the Sun of Righteousness. His name is Jesus.
Lord Jesus, help us to follow You. Help us to live righteous lives. Help us to shine brightly.