18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. 19 The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble.” (Proverbs 4:18–19, NKJV)
What path are you taking in life? Are you living for heaven, or for the here and now? In this passage, Solomon had just advised his son to avoid and turn from the path of the wicked (Prov. 4:14-15). Like a dark path in a deep cavern, the way of wickedness is dangerous, leading to a spiritual downfall. The way of the upright is illuminated by truth, showing the course that avoids sin and leads to eternal life (Jno. 3:20-21). Be careful to use God’s word to light your path (Psa. 119:105). Learn it, meditate on it, implant it deep in your heart, and live by it (Jas. 1:21-22).