Proverbs – Revealing Our Path of Righteousness

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

The Book of Proverbs has thirty-one chapters with over 560 proverbs. Many people read proverbs on months that have 31 days, a chapter per day. In Proverbs we can find Jesus Christ as “the wisdom of God,” for he is our “path” (to God) and the “light” lighting our pathway to the Father. When we discover Jesus Christ in Proverbs as him who lights our path, he begins revealing himself as our Path of Righteousness to the right hand of God. Rather than simply finding common sense knowledge, when Jesus Christ comes to light in Proverbs, then true spiritual wisdom will appear and direct our path having the righteousness of God.

Proverbs 18:10 – The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it {without being hindered}, and is safe.

“The name of the LORD” represents everything that God’s name stands for, such as His strength and power, which gives the believer a refuge.  The Lord is our “strong tower,” which is our elevated position with Him in the tower of His strength. The word “safe” means to be set up on high, for this is where the righteous safely thrive with God in Christ. We have been given the righteousness of God through the completed work of the righteous one, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 3:9 – And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

Once our lives were lost, but now in Christ Jesus we have been (thankfully and gratefully) found.  The believing faith of Jesus Christ has given us God’s very own righteousness. On the path of our God-given righteousness we can come to know Him as our strong tower of strength. The more we recognize Christ in the Scriptures, the greater our God-given righteousness will shine in our hearts.

Proverbs 12:28 – In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

“In the way of righteousness is life,” because with the righteousness of God we can know that we have received eternal life. In the pathway of righteousness “there is no death,” means that we being righteous will receive a future immortality. Today we have the absolute guaranteed promise of receiving our complete redemption, our total immortality, and our heavenly home in eternity to live forever with God, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 8:23).

Proverbs 4:14-15; 18; and 26:
-14: Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
-15: Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
-18: But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
-26: Ponder the path of thy feet {“feet” represent our standing with God}, and let all thy ways be established {by following Jesus Christ who reveals the way to our God}.

“The perfect day” means the brightest time of the day when the sun seems to pause still in the sky above as it reaches the highest point on the meridian around noontime, this is the example of our elevated position in the light of our being the children of God. The more we walk with God, the brighter our future is realized. This is our Path of Righteousness, and is the way that Jesus said we should follow him: “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:14). For example, in the time of Noah, he and his family out of the world populous were the “few there be that find it.” When we look to Christ Jesus, he begins leading us through the gate of the straight way, for he is the way, the truth, and the life to the Father of lights, and along our way Jesus reveals our Path of Righteousness.