“The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.” Prov. 4:18-19 NIV
What is the righteous path? It is a path of development? Have you ever seen a sunrise? The sun appears with glowing colors as it begins to rise in the sky. The earth is slowly illuminated as the sun rises higher in the sky. One of the meanings of the word light, is development. That is where we get our word photo. Years ago photographs were developed in a specially lighted room. With the proper environment and time photographs were developed until the picture could be clearly seen. The path of the righteous is a path that grows brighter and brighter.
So as the righteous person walks in the light of the Word of God he will receive more and more light. His path will grow brighter and brighter. I believe we can come to the place in our walk with God, that we stumble, less and less because our light or our development has increased. In a natural sense the lighter the room the less chance that you will stumble over something. It works the same way in your walk with God.
The shining path is available to every child of God. He desires for your life’s path to be clear. If you read further in Proverbs 4 it says “Pay attention to my words.” It goes on to say “make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.” You can choose to walk the shining path that God has prepared for you. It is not a difficult path it is the best path for your life. It requires that we pay attention and keep our focus on keeping God and His Word first place. But the rewards are priceless.
Lead me in your shining path today. It is a good path that you already have mapped out for me. (Eph. 2:10) I choose to go your way and not my own. Knowing your ways are higher than my ways and will cause me to develop into what you created me to be. Thank you for leading me today.