Book: Proverbs 15
“The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue godliness.”
There’s a right way, and a wrong way (some would also add, “My Way”) but let us be clear the only right way is God’s way! His way is perfect as there is none comparable to Him. God can not love sin as He is perfect but He loves the sinner. That is why He sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for us. God loves you.
God not only sent His Son to us, gave us His written Word, the Bible, but he also gave us His Holy Spirit to comfort, teach and guide us. John 16:13a says, “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.” He desires that we would pursue godliness, pursue Him all the rest of our lives. This is in comparison to pursuing our own ways which are wicked.
Some people may not like the fact that there is only God’s way and the wicked way. If it is not God’s way then it is sin. If we are not obeying God then we are disobeying God. Although there is a famous old song that says, “I did it my way”, there is actually no room for my way in God’s way.
Why is God’s way perfect and ours not? God is perfect and He loves us so much that He wants us to enjoy all of its benefits and not suffer from sin. He, knowing all things, being love, and being all wise delights in us pursuing Him. As we pursue Him we benefit from His Love.
Pursue God with all your heart, and strength today!