“My Son, do not forget my law”
Have you ever heard someone ask, “What’s in it for me?” As if they will not consider the cost of doing something, unless they can understand the personal benefits they will derive. In light of that, notice how Solomon goes to great lengths to express the benefits of living a godly life.
Proverbs 3:2. “For length of days and long life and peace they will add to you.”
Proverbs 3:4. “And so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man.”
Proverbs 3:8. “It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.”
Proverbs 3:16. “Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor.”
Proverbs 3:17. “Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.”
Proverbs 3:22-23. “So they will be life to your soul and grace to your neck. Then you will walk safely in your way, and your foot will not stumble.”
Proverbs 3:26. :For the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.”
Proverbs 3:35 “The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the legacy of fools.”
Long life, peace, favor, wealth, pleasantness, safety, protection and glory are just a handful of the blessings on the path of godliness. Sadly, we often step off the straight and narrow path, because we think there is something better on the other side of the fence. The only thing the narrow road is keeping you from, is that which will lead you away from the Lord, and into a life of misery. It is time to put our hands to the plow, keep our eyes on the Word, and press forward in the Lord. The end of that road is the greatest glory, and the path is filled with righteousness.