The person of wisdom and understanding walks in the way of the Lord and lives under the blessing of God.
The direction of your life is set by your speech and it brings you into the place of expectation that God will grant you your desires for protection, preservation, long life, abundant provision, and the removal of sorrow from your life. The wicked may enjoy some of these things but God’s blessing is for reserved for the righteous. As a person who believes in Christ, you are righteous by faith and as you walk in faithfulness you also live the life of righteousness to honour His name.
There is a fundamental difference between the righteous and the wicked. It has to do with orientation of life – either towards God or away from Him. And this difference is also manifest in the blessings that come to those who follow the Lord – He blesses you and removes all sorrow from you.
Lord, I set the course of my life in the direction of righteousness and I choose to live under your favour. Thank you for your blessing that makes rich and for the joy that removes all sorrow.
Quiet confidence in God comes with a godly lifestyle. To walk in righteousness means you live your life as an open book before the Lord. You seek to line up your life according to His standards in thought, word and deed. This is not oppressive because God has placed His righteousness in our hearts and promises the rewards of righteousness – His blessing in every area of life. Learn to life in this expectation, knowing that it is all of God’s grace and goodness.