So follow the way of good people, and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will inhabit the land, and those of integrity will remain in it, but the wicked will be cut off from the land and the treacherous uprooted from it. Proverbs 2:20-22 HCSB
In my lifetime the way to find travel directions has greatly changed. I can remember when I had a large atlas filled with maps that I would consult to discover the best way to travel to my destination. In due time, I could use a computer to get directions. Next came the GPS that I put on my dashboard that gave me specific directions and instructed me where to turn. Now I have several navigation applications on my phone that provide me with exact directions to my destination. Even though technology has improved, there have been times when the GPS or application has delivered me to the wrong place or taken me to a location that is in the middle of nowhere.
This Proverb reminds us to stay on the path of the righteous. To do so we must seek wisdom and direction from God’s Word. The upright are those who choose God’s ways and live with moral excellence. The wicked are selfish and choose evil over good. The treacherous are those who are unfaithful and corrupt; they will be removed from God’s kingdom because they have ignored and abandoned the Lord and His ways.
Challenge: Which path are you on? The path of the righteous and happiness or the path of the wicked and destruction? Stay on the right path and do not get lost. Read God’s Word, the perfect map or GPS, for living and gaining wisdom.